Not just any old perseverance in the face of danger is brave. Among other things, it must be worthwhile. But must the goal that makes the persevering worthwhile be good? Cannot a bank robber, e.g., be brave? I shall try to explain why the goal in courage need not be good (or even, permissible).
Conveners: Ed Lamb and Jeremy Fix
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