What is right and what is wrong

We are lucky that, over the last few thousand years, a lot of people have thought extremely hard about these questions, and their wisdom comes down to us. We don’t just have to rely on our own ideas, or what our family or friends might say, we can learn from their ideas.

In all that’s been written about what makes an action right or wrong, three main ideas have emerged: behavior may be guided by rules, by consequences and by virtues.

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