Tag: Supererogatory

  • Bits and Pieces: The Obligatory; The Supererogatory; Prudential Cases; Arguments.

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ [1] Philosophers sacralize moral obligation and maintain that moral considerations are always overriding of all others, and yet ordinary people (as well as philosophers in their ordinary lives) hold actions done from earnest desire in much higher esteem than those done from duty. “Don’t just do it out of a…

  • Questions

    by Daniel A. Kaufman __ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2lIbp1XYpM&ab_channel=blackicebill96 Some things I’ve been wondering about, from the serious to its opposite and everything in between. Not all of them – or any of them – need be questions for you, of course. __ [1] Why is it that when you realize that someone you care about deeply doesn’t…

  • Caring and Catering

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ Recently, I was involved in an exchange between several philosophers, on the subject of conversations between ethical vegans and meat eaters about the rightness or wrongness of eating meat. The following remarks by one of the participants caught my attention: “…it definitely seems gauche to defend eating meat while eating…