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The Good (some Elements)

Giacomo Samek Lodovici

Abstract


The aim of this essay is to reflect on the concept of the good, whose notion, albeit central not only in philosophy but also in various other fields, is not easy to semanticize. In what follows, at first the good is semanticized as a lovable and/or admirable and/or desirable entity; then the analysis moves on to the question of the status of moral properties. The present essay then proposes a differentiation between good and evil in the ontological and in the moral sense, also addressing the relationship between the ontological goods and good/evil acts. Finally, it is argued that there are some acts that are always evil but not acts that are always good.

Keywords


good, morality, ethical good acts

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4454/philinq.v7i1.191

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