They are all the actions that a person performs voluntarily (ability to decide on the performance of the act), reason (performance of the act based on intelligence) and conscience (responsible and personal knowledge about the act).
It is a succession of acts that are motivated in the human part of the individual and is based on their qualities and certain faculties such as intelligence, freedom and will. Human acts reveal the wealth or lack of morality, since they can be judged as good or bad people.
The human act is the expression of the values and virtues of the person, therefore, if the human being has positive values, his actions will be considered good and if the person has negative values, his actions will be judged as bad.
Acts of Man
Acts of man are called those facts that lack will, conscience or freedom and are performed by an individual from his own human nature. They are physiological acts of the biological man, that is to say, he is considered to be of the genus of the animal kingdom.
That is why in these acts there is a lack of morality and they cannot be qualified from the moral point of view as positive or negative. They do not abide by a judgment or value but rather by a behavior typical of their species and are classified as amoral (lacking in morals).
The acts of man are personal, since they fulfill their own natural functions. They are incoercible and are carried out spontaneously and not by necessity and are also related to doing, that is, every fact that is visible.
Difference between human acts and acts of man
- Human acts are related to acting and man’s acts are related to doing.
- Human acts are modifiable in the apprehension of values and the acts of man cannot be modified in relation to moral criteria.
- Human acts are involved in ethics and man’s acts are related to physiology.
- Human acts are based on coercibility and man’s acts are established in incoercibility.
- Human acts are multilateral and man’s acts are unilateral.