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    Is a person who does wrong things because they felt morally justified in doing so more moral than a person who does them despite knowing they're wrong?

    And similarly, if a person never does good acts out of pure altruism, is the value of their good diluted because they do it out of self-interest?
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    Is a person who does wrong things because they felt morally justified in doing so more moral than a person who does them despite knowing they're wrong?

    And similarly, if a person never does good acts out of pure altruism, is the value of their good diluted because they do it out of self-interest?
    yes

    let's say the consequence of a certain action was to donate money to charity.
    one person like you stated, purely for the good of the charity donates some money, for no other reason than they want to.
    one person however was all showy and telly and donates a large sum of money to charity for the reason to make them seem like a good person, we ask is this truly a moral person?
    no, the second person isn't a moral person because they're using the charity a means to promote themselves essentially
 
 
 
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