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though this points towards a very important aspect, the badness of death cannot be explained solely via the desire to continue living. For one thing, one does not always have to explicitly express a desire for x for x to be in one’s interest and, accordingly, to be harmed by x’s non-occurrence. In

In: Planning for the Future

harm to a child than it does to a newborn infant, then we are in need of an alternative account of the badness of death. Jeff McMahan now proposes that how much someone is harmed by his death is not only a question of how much future good his life would have contained, but also, how much he himself is

In: Planning for the Future

continuing to live is so weak in relation to our interest in ending the cow’s life, that her death can be morally justified. Another person may disagree on the basis that the cow’s inherent value gave her a right not to be sacrificed for the greater overall utility. Put differently, the claim that animals

In: Planning for the Future
Author: Roland Hesse

have to take into account the fact that an agent has a »special claim to and authority over his or her own life and body« (Scanlon 2000, 313). Accepting a principle that permitted killing A so that B and C will not be killed »would be to take the view that our bodies are resources over which everyone

In: Killing to Prevent Killings?

writes: I am taking it as read that there are certain prerequisites to living a fully flourishing human life: that in order to do so an individual must have the capability, or meaningful opportunity, to enjoy continued life (at least to a normal human length), bodily health, bodily integrity

In: Climate Change and Individual Moral Duties

premises. The first premise seems to be true: That cosmic evolution has led to the development of living creatures that have a complex, phenomenal inner life can be confirmed by oneself. The second premise is also true because it covers all relevant explanatory types of the emergence and existence of

In: Panentheism and Panpsychism

obtaining food. Or, consider a person who is constantly told untrue or misleading information. She will not only be unable to successfully achieve her desired goal that motivates her to act but she will also have a hard time maintaining the resources she already successfully achieved. Next to well

In: Climate Change and Individual Moral Duties
Author: Samir Gandesha

-preservation is itself undertaken becomes without substance, that is, lifeless. Life, therefore, becomes a living death. The aggression accumulated historically under the aegis of the civilizing process reaches a level at which it explodes in a murderous rage against the very representatives of that civilization

In: Perfektionismus der Autonomie

), but we may be able to get more mental life from less—the question is ›how much less?‹. Currently a panpsychist has a choice between three auxiliary theses on this matter: Aux1: Basic subjects, which have simple momentary experiences, exist at the fundamental level. (Subject Panpsychism) The

In: Panentheism and Panpsychism

globe (Cripps, 2013, p. 152). Because Al Gore is a living public figure, I would like to refrain from discussing Al Gore’s personal consistency here. But the point of consistency may be discussed without reference to real life persons: Suppose there is a public figure who finds herself in the position

In: Climate Change and Individual Moral Duties