(refutation of disagreement with 1. A.)
Refutation of upholding what is unworthwhile:
- It cannot seriously be argued to be satisfactory to be in favour of that which is a waste of time.
- It is personally degrading to uphold what is unworthwhile since in that case one acts that much less as a worthwhile agent would in the particular case.
- One cannot claim that it is an indifferent choice to favour what is unworthwhile, if it means more bad and less good, unless one claims that the unworthwhile itself is unreal--but you can jump ahead to see the refutation of that skeptical claim in a line of disagreement with premise 2.
- If the worthwhile is real, as I go on to argue, then it is certainly a worse choice, logically speaking, to favour the unworthwhile, and one cannot coherently claim it is better (which means more good and less bad), let alone best (which in some sense means the most good and the least bad, although not in a utilitarian sense--you can jump ahead to the refutation of the utilitarian sense of what is worthwhile).