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The Moral Aspect of Nonmoral Goods and Evils

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael Zimmerman, Professor and Philosophy Pre-Law Concentration Advisor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The idea that immoral behaviour can sometimes be admirable, and that moral behaviour can sometimes be less than admirable, has led several of its supporters to infer that moral considerations are not always overriding, contrary to what has been traditionally maintained. In this paper I shall challenge this inference. My purpose in doing so is to expose and acknowledge something that has been inadequately appreciated, namely, the moral aspect of nonmoral goods and evils. I hope thereby to show that, even if immorality can be admirable (and morality less than admirable), this poses no threat to morality.

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Publication
Utilitas, 11 (1999): 1-15
Language: English
Date: 1999
Keywords
immoral behavior, good, evil, moral behavior, nonmoral