Third Week of October-Determining Perfect Conduct

Perfect conduct is a relation between three terms: the actor, the objects for which he acts, and the recipients of the action. In order that conduct should be abstractly perfect, all three terms, intention, execution, and reception, should be suited to one another. The best intention will fail if it either work by false means or address itself to the wrong recipient. Thus no critic of value of conduct can confine himself to the actors attitude alone, apart from the other elements of performance.

William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience

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