A333 – week 19 – Is it good to be born?

This chapter felt unfinished. The book is new for this module and it just didn’t feel well thought out. It was supposed to be looking at whether it is good to be born, but started by making a series of arbitrary assumptions (which I didn’t agree with and cut out large sections of the debate) and then just mentioned various arguments. It seemed to mostly be a chapter in which to mention Parfitt and Benatar’s arguments, but without the structure to back them up. The final section appeared to be just a series of suggestions and thought experiments, all of which ended with “I leave it to you to consider whether this is a good argument”. All in all a bit sloppy and incoherent. At least it does not feature in the TMA for this book.

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