The value of life, Part II; Other bad aspects of death, Part I
Kagan (Shelly)
Source: Open Yale Courses, 2007
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  1. Lecture 20 continues the discussion of the value of life.
  2. 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.
  3. The lecture then turns to a consideration of some of the other aspects of death that may contribute to the badness of death.
  4. Among the issues addressed are the inevitability, variability and unpredictability of death.

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