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Philosophy 4990A/B
Michael Fox

THE OBJECT OF THE DELIBRATE ACT  Love of Go and of one’s neighbour cannot be separated from the observance of the commandments of the Covenant renewed in the blood of Jesus Christ and in the gift of the spirit  In order to offer rational criteria for a right moral decision, the theories mentioned above take account of the intention and consequences of human action  The foreseeable consequences are part of those circumstances of the act which while capable of lessening the gravity of an evil act, nonetheless cannot alter its moral species  The morality of the human act depends primarily and fundamentally on the object rationally chosen by the deliberate will  There are certain specific kinds of behavior that are always wrong to choose, because choosing them involves a disorder of the will that is, a moral evil  The reason why a good intention is not itself sufficient but a correct choice of actions is also needed, is that the human act depends on its object, whether that object is capable or not of being ordered to God, to the One who alone is good and thus brings about the perfect
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