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Single Idea 4679

[catalogued under 24. Applied Ethics / C. Death Issues / 4. Suicide]

Full Idea

One test for a worthwhile life is to assess the amount of life for which you would rather be unconscious.

Gist of Idea

One test for a worthwhile life is to assess the amount of life for which you would rather be unconscious

Source

Jonathan Glover (Causing Death and Saving Lives [1977], 13.2)

Book Reference

Glover,Jonathan: 'Causing Death and Saving Lives' [Penguin 1982], p.174


A Reaction

A nicely chilling question. Enthusiasts want never to sleep. If I would prefer to be unconscious 20 hours every day (for a long period), there doesn't seem much point, does there?