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Consequentialism

Author's Bias: Interpretation: conservative

Larceny is good, because I get what I want!

But how does one determine an ethical standard?

From the perspective of human reason and will, the test of a moral value was by its consequence, and moral values became rules of behavior after a long time of trial and error.

Robbery is good, because I get what I want!

For example, the moral value of personal integrity instilled trust and promoted cooperation which was beneficial to the survival of the individual and group.

Whereas murder caused distrust and inspired retribution, a moral value which was adverse to the survival of an individual and group. Thus personal integrity was a valued ethic.


This method of reasoning what is morally right or wrong is called Consequentialism.



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