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Actions That Harm

In the last few posts, I carefully explained the distinction between the circumstances, content and intention of an act. I explained how these distinctions were useful in distinguishing between good and bad actions. But since I am speaking of harm, these distinctions can be applied to harm as well. Harmful actions are those actions that are contrary to human life in their content, their intention ...

Circumstances of Actions

In previous posts, I have discussed the content and intention of actions. But no actions take place in an isolated environment. Sometimes an act may be right in one circumstance but wrong in a different circumstance. This is hardly surprising, but it must be accounted for. But what are circumstances? The circumstances of an action are the accidental features of that action. Circumstances and inten...