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Responsibility and Atonement$
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Richard Swinburne

Print publication date: 1989

Print ISBN-13: 9780198248491

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198248490.001.0001

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Moral Goodness

Moral Goodness

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(p.9) 1 Moral Goodness
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Responsibility and Atonement
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Richard Swinburne (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198248490.003.0002

This chapter distinguishes various kinds of moral goodness. Actions may be objectively good and/or subjectively good; and they may be supererogatory or obligatory. Actions may be objectively or subjectively bad, and wrong or merely infrarvetatory. There is goodness either in good actions being done naturally (i.e. spontaneously), or in their being done contrary to inclination. There are three kinds of goodness of character: agents may be naturally inclined to do actions that are in fact good, they may have correct moral beliefs, and they may be naturally inclined to do actions that they believe to be good.

Keywords:   Aristotle, character, goodness, Kant, moral belief, obligation, supererogatory action

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