"Why Is Death Bad?" Discussion Questions

Anthony L. Brueckner and John Martin Fischer
  1. Explain the asymmetry that Brueckner and Fischer are attempting to explain? Does it seem like a genuine asymmetry?
  2. How do Brueckner and Fischer answer the question of why death is bad? Do you find this answer satisfying? Why or why not?
  3. Compare Brueckner and Fischer’s account of the badness of death to one of the alternative accounts they consider (e.g., Nagel’s). Do you think that their account is an improvement over the alternatives? Why or why not?
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