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Still, having nudged so hard in these last pages against the account of manners that is organized around questions of their rightness and wrongness in order to emphasize their ability to tell, their ability to offer protection and to serve aggression, and their tendency to create character in becoming characteristic, I want to return to the way that, despite all this, Austen exploits our sense--we are reluctant to give it up--that there is a rightness and wrongness to some manners.
For the most part, at the most basic level all societies have similar conventional understandings about the badness, wrongness, and harmfulness of conduct such as genocide, murder, starvation, torture, and so forth.
Nor is the point merely epistemic--it would be wrong-headed to explain the wrongness of these actions by appeal to the virtuous.
A psychiatrist testified at trial that he "was clearly suffering from a delusional disorder" and "was not aware of the wrongness of his behavior at the time"
The current emphasis on legal approaches deprives human rights theory of its most eminent role, she argues, of providing morally substantive standards for the rightness or wrongness of institutional arrangements.
Tomorrow night Tim will be bringing a little bit of wrongness to Liverpool when he headlines G-Bar's 11th birthday celebrations.
Many supporters of the 1967 Act started from a strong sense of taking for granted the wrongness of ending an unborn life," he says.
also lied, it doesn't detract from the wrongness of Libby's actions.
But Coventry is in the heart of England, not Scotland, so is there any reason - irrespective of its rightness or wrongness - for Scotland's flag to be flying at all, since historically, the Union flag would have been deemed sufficient?
As McMahan notes, the wrongness of killing--of violating the right to life--is radically egalitarian.
The solution is that we are saved from that wrongness by making proper connection with the higher powers.
We saw that as the author's acknowledgment of the wrongness of Hector's actions, but one that didn't overshadow the larger themes of the movie and the good he had done in other ways.
We should accept a "not in charge" identity that does not make our rightness contingent on others' wrongness.
To cope with the wrongness of it all, they develop "audacious expectations.