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22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 1. Goodness / c. Right and good

[distinguishing what is good from right action]

12 ideas
Hobbes shifted from talk of 'the good' to talk of 'rights' [Hobbes, by Tuck]
Is 'productive of happiness' the definition of 'right', or the cause of it? [Ross on Bentham]
Morality originally judged people, and actions only later on [Nietzsche]
For Moore, 'right' is what produces good [Moore,GE, by Ross]
'Right' means 'cause of good result' (hence 'useful'), so the end does justify the means [Moore,GE]
'Right' and 'good' differ in meaning, as in a 'right action' and a 'good man' [Ross]
If there are two equally good acts, they may both be right, but neither a duty [Ross]
In the past 'right' just meant what is conventionally accepted [Ross]
Goodness is a wider concept than just correct ethical conduct [Ross]
Motives decide whether an action is good, and what is done decides whether it was right [Ross]
Rawls defends the priority of right over good [Rawls, by Finlayson]
Teleological theories give the good priority over concern for people [Kymlicka]