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Single Idea 4650

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. The Good / 2. Happiness / d. Routes to happiness]

Full Idea

The quality of a life is not altogether independent of its length.

Gist of Idea

The quality of a life is not altogether independent of its length

Source

Jonathan Glover (Causing Death and Saving Lives [1977], §3.9)

Book Reference

Glover,Jonathan: 'Causing Death and Saving Lives' [Penguin 1982], p.55


A Reaction

A nice illustration of the fact that neat distinctions nearly always begin to blur when you think about reality. But a blurred distinction is still a distinction…