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date: 31 January 2023

right action. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Philosophy
Author(s):
Michael SloteMichael Slote

No subject is more central to moral philosophy or ethics than that of right and wrong action. Although the correlative terms ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ have important non-moral uses—as, for example, when we speak of the right or wrong way to fix a car—ethicists are primarily interested in moral right and wrong, and they typically regard a theory of right and wrong in this sense as the most important element in any overall conception or view of ethics.... ...

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