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Human Act
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A. Origin and Primary Characteristics

1. When described empirically, “human” or moral action must be said to begin with the personal (free, conscious) reaction to the conflict between the urge to instinctive self-satisfaction and the claims of society. It supposes the development of t…

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Waldemar Molinski, “Human Act”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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