There is no possibility of a human action without moral consequences
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Human Actions have an effect on moral consequences by:
1.According to Bentham Happiness is intrinsic valuable.
2.Happiness being intrinsic valuable demands your respect.
3.All actions promote pain or pleasure.
4.The outcome of each action is either right or wrong and will have different causes and effects.
5.The actions will have an effect on society which can be either positive or negative.
6.In the Igbo society any crime that was performed was dealt with immediately in order to prevent corruption in society.
7.There are seven variables in pain and pleasure and they are intensity, duration, certainty or uncertainty, remoteness, purity, fecundity, and the extent.
8.Thus, depending on the type of action that has or will take place there will be moral consequences.
It is possible for human actions to have no moral consequence by:
1)People make decisions based on the amount of pleasure or pain they think they will receive.
2)Pain and pleasure are not necessarily connected to morals.
3)The Hedonistic Calculus shows the process on making decisions based on the pain and pleasure.
4)Morality is not the main focus because it is not present in every case.
5)If morality isn"t present in every case then not every decision will have a moral consequence.
Pain and pleasure are not necessarily connected to morality. A moral decision is made by selecting what is best for everyone but there are situations where no one else is affected. Some decisions don't have any long term effects or even a short term one worth noticing.
As for the class example, I meant class as in a school class such as Sociology or Philosophy, not class as a grouping. When choosing between two school classes there isn't a choice that is right and one that is wrong. A school class is a school class without any moral attachments.
When dealing with a chain of events, how can a person pinpoint the decision that caused the following chain? It would be impossible to isolate one decision and claim that it was responsible for the rest happening and the eventual moral consequence. If i had the last of the cereal and forced my brother to go out and buy, and on the way he was hit by a car, did i make an immoral decision by eating the cereal? Was I the cause for his injuries? I would say no. I simply made a decision to eat the cereal because i preferred it over whatever else was available. There was no moral consequence so I just chose what I liked better.
In your example of classes right or wrong was not directly part of the choice however cause and effect was part of the choice. No one can tell the future and eventually the choice will either be right or wrong from the effects that arouse from the event. Every action is affected pain and pleasure and that will determine the choice made and the outcome. Every action leads to a moral consequence whether the moral consequence is positive or negative.
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