Sacrifice and Self-Sacrifice: Their Warrant and Limits

Review of Metaphysics 2 (7):76 - 98 (1949)

Abstract
The most extreme form of sacrifice is that in which a man gives up his life or its meaning for the sake of another. It is perhaps the most praiseworthy of all the acts of which he is capable. But how can an act be praiseworthy if it involves the loss of something as precious as a human life? Can an act be at all praiseworthy which precludes the making of further efforts to bring about what is good? Can that act be good which makes impossible further goods?
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