PT June 2007.S2.Q23 - philosopher: an action is morally right if

time_to_gotime_to_go Alum Member
edited February 2016 in Logical Reasoning 276 karma
I'm not sure why 1) negating morally right to mean morally wrong is incorrect and 2) negating right to mean wrong is incorrect. Please explain!


  • runiggyrunruniggyrun Alum Inactive Sage Inactive ‚≠ź
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    Generally you can't negate morally right to mean morally wrong because there are some actions that are neither. Same for right and wrong in general.
    Siting here eating soup is not morally right, but it's not morally wrong, either. So "eating soup" would be in the "not morally right" category but it wouldn't be in the "morally wrong" category.
  • inactiveinactive Alum Member
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    Edited title since you listed the wrong PT.
  • Q.E.DQ.E.D Alum Member
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    Be aware of the difference between contraries and contradictories, and subcontraries for that matter.

    P and Q are contraries if they can't both be true but can both be false (e.g. 'X is right' and 'X is wrong').

    P and Q are contradictories if they can't both be true and can't both be false (e.g. 'X is dead' and 'X is alive').

    Subcontraries can't both be false but can both be true (e.g. 'Some dogs are furry' and 'Some dogs aren't furry').

    For more about these kinds of relations, check out the Square of Opposition.

  • time_to_gotime_to_go Alum Member
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    Thank you for helping out!
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