Later Jonah found someone to cut his meat for him

Jonah, who wants others to fight for him, is disappointed that others won’t do his research for him:

I have to say this was the most disappointing result of a bleg to date. Except for some perfectly interesting and thoughtful personal observations on what the whole ends versus means thing means to some readers, nobody’s pointed me to anything worth reading (save an old essay from WFB and exhortation to read through John Courtney Murray “writings”). I understand the point that some ends justify some means. I believe Buckley put it sort of like this, we are all against shoving an old lady, but we will do so if she’s about to be hit by a bus. Some ends most certainly justify some means. But few ends justify any means.

That’s all fine and good, but presumably someone has written at length about this (other than Pragmatists). And I was really hoping for an intellectual history of the concept. Has such a thing really never been written?

Maybe the gang at The Conservative Philosopher could throw a dog a bone?

Jesus. If Jonah was any lazier his wife would have to chew up his food and spit it in his mouth.

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