Month: August 2019
Chapter 19 – Framing the Trolley Problem
Chapter 19 has Chidi presenting the Trolley Problem. You are driving the trolley and the brakes give out. If you keep going forward, the trolley will kill five people. If you turn the trolley, you will kill one person. In this situation, what should you do? Note, Chidi actually asks […]Read More
Would Veronica Mars go to The Good Place?
Veronica Mars and The Good Place present its audience with competing theories of morality. Because of this, Veronica Mars would not go to The Good Place. We learn in the first episode of The Good Place that morality is about consequences. Each action a person does generates a positive or […]Read More
Chapter 18 – Does Death Give Meaning to Life?
In chapter 18, Michael has an existential crisis followed by a midlife crisis. This was caused by Chidi trying to help Michael understand ethics. According to Chidi, Michael being immortal could be the problem. In explaining this to Eleanor, Chidi said, “life has an end; therefore our actions have meaning.” […]Read More
Chapter 17 – Is Self-Improvement a Duty?
In Chapter 17, we find our four humans trying to decide if they should team up with Michael. One of Chidi’s arguments is that he wants to get better. By teaming up with Michael, then there is a chance that he and the others could study ethics more and become […]Read More
Chapter 16 – The Good Cave
In chapter 16, we see Michael constantly rebooting the neighborhood due to the humans realizing they are in The Bad Place. Eleanor and Chidi visit Mindy St. Claire for the fifteenth time. Mindy informs them they always return to the neighborhood. One of the reasons given is that their friends […]Read More