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    There is always better than a good?

    My friend,morel teacher gave this question to students.My friend ask me to answer the question. I don't have any idea about it.What does it mean? and how we answer it? please help me.

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    Re: There is always better than a good?

    Quote Originally Posted by gilbuvarkey View Post
    My friend, morel (I don't know what this means) teacher gave this question to students. My friend asked me to answer the question. I don't have any idea about it. What does it mean and how do we answer it? Please help me.
    It means absolutely nothing. Please see the amendments I have made to your post as well. Remember to put a space between a full stop and the capital letter at the start of the next sentence.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: There is always better than a good?

    Quote Originally Posted by gilbuvarkey View Post
    My friend,morel teacher gave this question to students.My friend ask me to answer the question. I don't have any idea about it.What does it mean? and how we answer it? please help me.
    It sounds like a philosophy question, not an English one.
    Maybe you could look here for a start:
    Philosophy: Good & Bad., mindlessness, simple answer

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    Re: There is always better than a good?

    Are you talking about comparatives? You can't say "this is better" without something to compare it to, but it doesn't mean that what you're comparing it to is good.

    That one is truly awful.
    This one is better -- it's only "very bad" but not "truly awful."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: There is always better than a good?

    I agree with Ray, and think the question is intended to be an ethical one. It appears to ask whether there are infinite degrees of goodness, in the moral sense, or whether there is simply a classification of either 'good' or 'evil' in a more black-and-white sense.

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    Re: There is always better than a good?

    So "Something can always be better than good"?
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    Re: There is always better than a good?

    What confuses me is the article "a".

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    Re: There is always better than a good?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    What confuses me is the article "a".
    You're not alone there.
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    Re: There is always better than a good?

    "A non-moral good is something that is desirable for someone or other; despite the name to the contrary, it may include moral goods. A moral good is anything which an actor is considered to be morally obligated to strive toward."
    Value theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Goods can be absolute or relative. A relative good is something that is good because people say it is good. An absolute good is something that is good because of something in itself.
    Good (philosophy) - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    "A good" is a technical term in Value Theory, and in other fields of Ethics. For example, compassion is a "moral good'.
    I can't imagine that the OP's friend will have been given this assignment in a philosophical vacuum.
    Last edited by Raymott; 16-Jul-2012 at 22:55.

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    Re: There is always better than a good?

    It may be true that there is usually something better than what we deem 'good.'
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    So "Something can always be better than good"?

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