Saints, Heroes and Well-lived livesPaul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends
Our neighbor Susan Wolf was featured on Philosophy Talk where she, a philosopher, talked about “Saints, Heroes and Well-lived lives.”
The show is described this way:
Some actions are right, and some are wrong. But aren’t some even better than right—the kinds of things that heroes and saints do? Yet some philosophers think that such “supererogatory” acts make no sense; we should always do the best thing open to us, and there is no room for better than best. John and Ken discuss the philosophy and psychology of saints and heroes with Susan Wolf.