Sunday, April 28, 2013

"My view allows the possibility that suicide may more often be rational and may even be more rational than continuing to exist. This is because it may be an irrational love for life that keeps many people alive when their lives have actually become so bad that ceasing to exist would be better." 

David Benatar, Better Never To Have Been: The Harm Of Coming Into Existence 
(source: Substantia Nigra)

In a minority of cases, yes. I cannot find myself in agreement with the absolute value judgement that life is always worth living.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can't find our conversation though. Aren't these G-smses saved somewhere?

F. said...

"...an irrational love for life that keeps many people alive when their lives have actually become so bad that ceasing to exist would be better."

Of course, this does leave us hanging. Who decides that point, who decides that definition?

 

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