Moral Worth - M E.G. A businessman is honest with all his...

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Moral Worth – an has moral worth (is worthy of moral respect) only if the motivation of the act is entirely based on a sense of duty, w/o regard for consequences or personal interests o Acting from Inclination – acting in order to achieve some desired goal o Acting from Duty – committing an act solely because it is the right thing to do M here, I’m not concerned with the consequences; I do it simply because it is the right thing to do M E.G. – A businessman is honest with all of his clients; his reason: it’s good for business. Is his honesty morally right? Yes. Does it have moral worth? No, doing it for the consequences.
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Unformatted text preview: M E.G. A businessman is honest with all his clients; his reason: being honest is the right thing to do. Is he morally right? Yes. Does it have moral worth? Yes, follows the action regardless of the consequences. M E.G. A businessman is honest with all his clients; his reason: being honest is the right thing to do & its good for business. Is he morally right? Yes. Does it have moral worth? No, any hint of action from inclination taints the moral worth of the action....
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