The Afterlife
  1. Scheffler claims that the prospect of our own deaths does not undercut the importance of our life activities in the way confronting the doomsday scenario would. Do you agree with him about this? If so, why do think that is? If not, why not?
  2. Are there any activities besides the ones Scheffler mentions that would lose their importance to us in the face of a doomsday scenario? If so, what are they and why exactly do you think they would lose their importance?
  3. How does Scheffler respond to Alvy Singer’s worries about the end of the universe? Is Scheffler’s response persuasive? Why or why not?