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Survey Results: “What Does Good Mean?”

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I informally surveyed my friends and asked:

What does good mean? How do we determine if something is good? What is “goodness” in your own words? What is the standard?

Survey Conclusion: “What Does Good Mean?”

Recently I pointed out that “doing good to others” cannot be the definition of good. Today I will ask:

1) What is the good for others?

2) Does an action need to be good for someone else in order to be good?

First, what is the good for others? The two best candidates are “whatever pleases them” and “whatever leads to their flourishing.”

Survey Results Pt. 2 “What Does Good Mean?”

Here is Part 2 of my informal survey, asking “what does good mean?”

Answer #3. Good means “pleasing.”