Frustrations with Consequentialism
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10-05-2012, 12:12 AM
Frustrations with Consequentialism
Hey, wrestling with a question that I can't find the answer to, and I thought you all might be able to offer some insight. First off, before I get flamed (as has happened in the past), I am a recovering theist trying to change my point of view. As such, I might use terms or phrases that only make sense in a religious context (because that's how I was raised), so please be patient in explaining my mistakes to me. I'm doing my best to be open-minded! Now, all of that said...

I understand the basic idea behind consequentialism, and it seems to make a lot of sense. The definition I found was "Of all the things a person might do at any given moment, the morally right action is the one with the best overall consequences." That seems to sum it up nicely. However, what defines what is "morally right?" And how do you decide whether one moral good is more important/better than another?
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Frustrations with Consequentialism - nobodyimportant - 10-05-2012 12:12 AM
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