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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the part of the property of a Scottish burgh, in the form of land or funds, that is at the disposal of the community
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Noun1.common good - the good of a community
good - benefit; "for your own good"; "what's the good of worrying?"
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A little splinter of the human good, as Sullivan sees, can find its way even into the darkest places, places where the little human things may be the only human things at all.
7) In Reason and Human Good in Aristotle (Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company, 1986), John Cooper argues that, for Aristotle, external goods are only material for virtuous activity.
NEWLY APPOINTED ASSISTANT PROFESSOR of medical ethics at Columbia University, Moschella argues that the anchor of parental authority is the human good of integrity--both the moral integrity of the parents, for whom raising their children well is integral to living well, and the moral integrity of the children themselves, which is nurtured by consistent direction as they grow.
It honors brands that do good and well, the seamless integration of creativity, human good and results.
He briefly reviews the modern work ethic, the still-emerging belief in work as the primary human good and center of morality.
Abortion and euthanasia are listed as prime examples because they "have become preeminent threats to human dignity because they directly attack life itself, the most fundamental human good and the condition for all others".
He argues that, properly understood, epistemology is not about human knowledge and ethics is not about the human good, despite the fact that everyone desires the human good and respects human knowledge.
Simpson's illiberalism is grounded in the conviction that the human good can be identified, that politics is primarily about the promotion of the human good, and about securing the wisest government that reason is capable of achieving.
Marriage is a human good of profound significance which elevates and perfects our social and sexual nature.
The technology in image recognition has gone from laughably bad to super human good," says Paul Cohen, program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Progress and nature are then studied in terms of (1) the act of understanding or insight; (2) the expansion of intentionality analysis into the four levels of experience, understanding, judgment, and decision; and (3) the role of community in advancing the human good.
As always, though, the thought that basic human goods are multiple and simply incommensurable, although useful for promoting a richer and more plausible account of the human good than utilitarianism can provide, was somewhat less than satisfying.

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