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22. Metaethics / B. Basis of Ethics / 6. Right

[deciding the morally best action to perform]

7 ideas
Is 'productive of happiness' the definition of 'right', or the cause of it? [Ross on Bentham]
For Moore, 'right' is what produces good [Ross on Moore,GE]
'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]
Rawls defends the priority of right over good [Rawls]