Submitted by frlarry on Sun, 01/10/2016 - 19:32
What separates the partisan moral philosopher from the non-partisan is that the latter believe no particular group of people has a greater claim to merit self-indulgence or to be especially indulged by society. What separates partisan moral philosophers from each other is the group they have decided most deserves to be indulged by the rest of society. By contrast, the non-hyphenated moral philosopher seeks the good of the other, regardless of the other. In natural human bonding, we indulge each other, but to turn this into a civic matter, weighed down with sociological imperatives, is to distort moral reality and to risk moral hazard, or to foster the development and growth of bad behavior.