Death : Lecture 20 - The value of life, Part II; Other bad aspects of death, Part I| 50mins
Director: Open Yale Courses | Producer: Open Yale Courses
Focus Years: 2008 | Country: United States
Lecture 20 continues the discussion of the value of life. It considers the neutral container theory, which holds that the value of life is simply a function of its contents, both pleasant and painful, and contrasts this with the valuable container theory, which assigns value to being alive itself. The lecture then turns to a consideration of some of the other aspects of death that may contribute to the badness of death. Among the issues addressed are the inevitability, variability and unpredictability of death.