Is there a name for when Andrew Sullivan links to you? If not, maybe I'm coining one now with "Sullilanche". (I originally thought "Sullivalanche", but that sounds less like the original word. I did leave it in the URL for the post).
It's pretty much monopolizing my sitemeter for the moment. I'm curious how he found out about the post. If you're reading this, Andrew, thanks for the link, and I'd be interested to know what directed your attention here.
He describes me as a Kantian. I wouldn't call myself a Kantian. I don't like several things about Kant's version of deontology, and the absolutism I challenge here is just one of them. I also think he's too rationalistic, ignoring the contribution of emotions to proper moral evaluation, and I'm more inclined to see character as the primary object of moral evaluation rather than actions as Kant (along with most modern ethicists) does. If I had to pick a philosopher I'd align myself with most closely, it would most likely be Augustine.