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Conclusion: Sincerity and Being Right

John Kilcullen

in Sincerity and Truth

Published in print July 1988 | ISBN: 9780198266914
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683114 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198266914.003.0006
Conclusion: Sincerity and Being Right

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This chapter argues against certain aspects in Baylea's moral theory and considers what effect rejecting them has on his case for toleration. Bayle identifies moral goodness with deserving praise and badness with deserving blame and punishment; he distinguishes between goodness and rightness and between evil and wrongness, and holds that a wrong act may deserve praise; it follows that an act may be both morally good and wrong.

Keywords: Bayle; moral theory; moral philosophy; moral goodness; toleration

Chapter.  13245 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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