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Running Head: PHILOSOPHY 1
Philosophy
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PHILOSOPHY 2
Can an action be good if nobody knows or will ever know the result?
Yes. An action can be good if nobody knows or will ever know the result. Below are
some of the supports reinforcing the decision.
In most cases, an individual may not state whether an action is good or bad if their result
is not known. However, an action can be good even though its result is not known or will ever
be known. This follows the fact that being good is not measured by the result an action
possesses. Good motives are the main determinants of good action. A person may develop a
positive interest to participate in an action which they feel that the activity would have a
positive result. Personal feeling over the action would help in the determination of whether an
action is good. At times, some actions may be good, but their results are wrong. In other cases,
an action may be bad while its results are promising. This limit use of result in determining the
goodness of an action.
In most cases, good actions are determined by moral beliefs guiding society and
individuals. If one has a feeling that something is wrong from their inner being, there stands a
position to conclude the action is terrible. Additionally, if rules and regulations governing the
society prohibit the action, so the action is bad. Society perception would also be used in
determining whether an action is good. At times, society may not tell the result associated with
action, but they may classify it as a good action. This stands as support that an action can be
good even if nobody knows or will ever know the result.
One of the actions which develop a contradiction of whether it is good or bad is
Euthanasia. This is an action of taking the life of a sick person aiming to end suffering. From
the Biblical perspective, Euthanasia is viewed as an evil action. However, the scientist sees it
as an act of demonstrating love to the sick. The result associated with this action may not be
known, for nobody would determine what would follow after mercy killing. In science and
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PHILOSOPHY 3
research, scientists take actions that they believed to be good without having any information
on the possible results. Some actions never gave return but remain good to them.

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Running Head: PHILOSOPHY 1 Philosophy Instructor’s Name Student’s Name Date PHILOSOPHY 2 Can an action be good if nobody knows or will ever know the result? Yes. An action can be good if nobody knows or will ever know the result. Below are some of the supports reinforcing the decision. In most cases, an individual may not state whether an action is good or bad if their result is not known. However, an action can be good even though its result is not known or will ever be known. This follows the fact that being good is not measured by the result an action possesses. Good motives are the main determinants of good action. A person may develop a positive interest to participate in an action which they feel that the activity would have a positive result. Personal feeling over the action would help in the determination of whether an action is good. At times, some actions may be good, but their results are wrong. In other cases, an action may be bad while its results are promising. This limit use of result in determining the goodness of an action. In most cases, good actions are determined by moral beliefs guiding society and individuals. If one has a feeling that something is wrong from their inner being, there stands a position to conclude the action is terrible. Additionally, if rules and regulations governing the society prohibit the action, so the action is bad. Society perception would also be used in determining whether an action is good. At times, society may not tell the result associated with action, but they may classify it as a good action. This stands as support that an action can be good even if nobody knows or will ever know the result. One of the actions which develop a contradiction of whether it is good or bad is Euthanasia. This is an action of taking the life of a sick person aiming to end suffering. From the Biblical perspective, Euthanasia is viewed as an evil action. However, the scientist sees it as an act of demonstrating love to the sick. The result associated with this action may not be known, for nobody would determine what would follow after mercy killing. In science and PHILOSOPHY 3 research, scientists take actions that they believed to be good without having any information on the possible results. Some actions never gave return but remain good to them. Name: Description: ...
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