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Medical Ethics Darin Harootunian 9/16/11 2 NEB seeks to identify the features or characteristics that all morally right acts share that make the acts morally right; it seeks to identify the features or characteristics that all morally wrong acts share that make the acts morally wrong. In NEB, the objects of moral appraisal are acts . Our primary terms of appraisal for acts are ‘ morally right and morally wrong ’. The primary project of NEB is to identify, formulate, and defend a criterion of moral rightness. A criterion of moral rightness is a statement of the necessary and a sufficient conditions for a morally right act. NEB is seeking to fill in the following blank: An act x is morally right if and only if ____________. This is to say that NEB is seeking to fill in both of the following blanks: The sufficient condition for moral rightness: An act is morally right if __________, and The necessary condition for moral rightness: An act is morally right only if _________. Want some examples?
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course PHIL 164 taught by Professor Doviak during the Fall '07 term at UMass (Amherst).

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