Defining “Morally Obligatory” and “Morally Permissive”

If doing something is not morally obligatory, then it is morally permissible not to do it.  Conversely, if it is morally permissible to not take a certain action, then the action in question is not morally obligatory.  Morally obligatory actions must be taken; morally permissive actions can be morally taken, but need not be.

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