First,here are the conditions that must be fulfilled for an act to be morally right:
- The person must be a moral person –wanting to do what is the right thing to do
- The person must be capable of assuming responsibility for his action.
- The person must have freedom of the will.
Second,here are the conditions that must be fulfilled for an act to be just:
- An act of impartiality which is one’s duty to do
- Recognize a person’s rights to an object of interest
- Act from a morally good motive – a desire to do what is the right thing to do
- Giving a person what he deserves
From this comparison,it is evident that the three conditions that have to be met for an act to be morally right are shared by both – ‘right’ and ‘justice’. However,the list of conditions for an act to be just includes tree additional conditions. Let me illustrate the difference with the following story.
Emma’s Story – Just and Right Action
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