Combining Philosophers

Ideas for Avicenna (Abu Ibn Sina), Alex Orenstein and Jonathan Glover

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22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / b. Life
What matters is not intrinsic value of life or rights, but worthwhile and desired life, and avoidance of pain [Glover]
22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / d. Death
'Death' is best seen as irreversible loss of consciousness, since this is why we care about brain function [Glover]
22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 1. Goodness / g. Consequentialism
You can't separate acts from the people performing them [Glover]
22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 1. Goodness / h. Good as benefit
Aggression in defence may be beneficial but morally corrupting [Glover]
22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 2. Happiness / d. Routes to happiness
The quality of a life is not altogether independent of its length [Glover]