Monthly Archives: October 2013

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NYU Professor of Philosophy, Samuel Scheffler

What Matters to the Dead?

[commentary][phil writer=”Lalor”]Samuel Scheffler’s piece in The New York Times toward the end of September hit a couple nails on the head for us: He considered, philosophically, the significance that knowledge of planetary doom would have — which is precisely the issue Ron Curie tackles “fictionally” in Everything Matters. Scheffler: [quote]Suppose you knew that although you yourself would live a long life and die peacefully in your sleep, the earth and all its inhabitants would be destroyed 30 days after your death in a collision with a giant asteroid. How would this knowledge affect you?[/quote] In the work below, he infers […]