Category: Season 1

Chapter 3 – Aristotle’s Account of How to Become a Good Person

In episode two of The Good Place, one of the central questions was if morality could be taught.  As Chidi mentioned, Aristotle believes that you can be taught to be a good person.  At the beginning of episode three, Chidi is trying to explain why being a good person is […]

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Chapter 2 – Selfishness as Moral Motivation

One of the central questions of the second episode of The Good Place is if morality can be taught.  Towards the end of the episode, Chidi says that Eleanor is the most self-obsessed person.  He goes to claim that she is too selfish to be a good person.  It is […]

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Chapter 1 – All Kantians Go to The Bad Place

In the first episode of The Good Place, we learn that Eleanor Shellstrop died from a car accident.  Waking up in the afterlife, she is told she is in the good place.  It turns out a mistake is made and she should not be there.  As fans of the show […]

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Chapter 0 – Welcome! Everything is Fine.

While watching season 2 of The Good Place, I realized how philosophically dense and mostly accurate the show had become.  I did some research to see if the creator/writers were philosophers.  They are not.  However, they talk to philosophers.  I was surprised by the lack of attention academics are giving […]

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