1. Why wouldn't taking a drug to induce belief in the afterlife work?
2. What's the point of playing games?
3. To what do we lay claim, in valuing?
4. Why are we confounded when we try to integrate cosmic ideas into our thinking about what matters?
5. What evidence does Scheffler find in the popularity of the Times "In Memoriam" section?
6. Are we more altruistic than we realize, on S's view?
1. If, under either the doomsday or infertility scenario, you could take a drug that induced belief in the afterlife AND amnesia (so that you'd not remember taking the drug), would you?
2. Why do some games appeal to you more than others? What do you think when you see someone in a tee-shirt that says "Baseball/Football/Quiddich (etc.) is Life"?
3. Is it possible or desirable to reduce all valuing to immediacy and pure presence, in a timeless Now?
4. Do you agree with Dr. Flicker and/or Bertrand Russell? (See the DQ & links in the Feb2 quiz)
5. Do you agree with Bernard Williams, Epictetus, or Epicurus (or none of the above) on personal immortality?
6. Are there any scenarios in which you would (or would not) choose to live on as the only human on earth?