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University of Toronto Scarborough
Cathal O Madagain

PHLB09 2011 Lecture 10 We dont stress out over not having existed before we were born, so why worry about not existing after we die? When death is, we arent, when we are, death isnt Nagel: o Not so quick Lucretius o There are more than just e-harms (experiential harms) Our lives are lived along two lines: o The Passive (what we experience) o The Active (what we plan to do) The passive side of your life is subject to e-harms But the active side of your life is real, and isnt obviously attacked by e-harms m-harms are meaningfulness harms M-harms can harm your plans, goals, what youve achieved Even if you dont experience them Someone can m-harm you without you knowing o By spreading lies about you that you never find out about o By cheating on you (as your partner), even if you never find out By setting your lifes work on fire setting your lifes work on fire after you die Death can harm us, by sabotaging our plans o If youre landed on by a giant snowball when you were about to publish your lifes work, youve been harmed o ...even though you d
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