It is nothing to the living to the dead it does not

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It is nothing to the living to the dead It does not produce suffering in the living, since they have not died tet and death does not produce suffering in the dead because they do not experience anything - Conversely, Nagel sees death as an eveil because it brings an end to all the good things in life – its put a limit on our experiences. - Premise that
o Disputes the argument of death not being bad since we can’t experience this. o States that the assumption of what you don’t know cant hurt you o He says that betrayal in itself is bad, not because the discovery of it makes us unhappy. o The same for death o The end of existence o Limites our experiences o Death is bad because it puts an end to future experiences. I believe Nagel’s argument to be more persuasive. - This is because Epicurus’ argument can only be viewed as valid if you don’t believe in an afterlife. - I don't completely agree with nagel’s views because a person nearing the end of their life may be extremely ill and that suffering may not be worth living for. 15 years of life filled with pain and putting that to rest by dying is not a limit to me. Today, many die due to aging – and with aging comes medical problems. #9 Aristotle thinks that a human life is a ‘happy’ one to the extent that it fulfills the human function. What does he take that function to be? Explain what arguments he gives for his position and why you do or don’t find such arguments sound.
- With all of this though – Aristotles soundness is heavily under question o Why? Because
#10 Why does Aristotle claim that children and animals are incapabale of happiness and what different does this show between what he calls happiness and what we do? Which conception of happiness do you find superior and why? - Aristotle claims this because ‘happiness’ in this case isn’t a mere psychological state by an activity of the rational mind acting in accordance with virtue.

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