Tag Archives: good

Some things are good.

Others are bad. Most are indifferent.

Fantasy versus science fiction.

In “Star Wars,” the fantasy is divided into good and evil. In “Star Trek,” the science fiction is parsed into old and new.

I’m not positive death is bad.

But if it is, it must be bad in itself; it cannot be bad for the dead. 

Utilitarianism aims to “maximize” goods.

The resemblance to capitalism is clear. Utilitarianism calls its good “pleasure,” while capitalism calls its good “profit.”

Utilitarianism aims to “maximize” goods.

However, the Good is a relation, not a thing. A relationship can be achieved, but not maximized.

Laziness can be good.

The best defense of clever people against degeneracy is a simple lack of ambition.


When it comes to bad or good, she always gets more than she deserves.

Before good and evil.

The wilderness of the mind is where bestial thoughts roam.

Let this one go.

To seek to go before or beyond good and evil is a dead end.

The politics of the apolitical.

“Realists” find the tolerably bad to be as good enough; “pessimists” think that the least bad is as good as it gets.