Category: Season 2
Chapter 25- Eleanor Shouldn’t have Passed the Test
In Chapter 25, our four humans convinced the Judge to hear their case. In order to decide if they should could to The Good Place or The Bad Place, the Judge gives each of them a test. Eleanor decided on a group pass/fail. If a single person failed, then they […]Read More
Chapter 24 – Are Demons Doing Good by Acting Bad?
In Chapter 24, Team Cockroach goes to The Bad Place. While there, we see the demons behaving badly. It seems more of a Bizarro World rather than other views of hell. Bad Janet insults people, trains do not run on time, they eat foods that no one likes (egg salad […]Read More
Chapter 23 – Why The Good Place Must treat Personal Identity as a Substance
In Chapter 23, we find Chidi and later Eleanor questioning which version is their best self. The neighborhood has been rebooted 802 times. Each time, people’s memories were erased. Here is the problem. Are they the same person in each version? John Locke defines a person has a thinking thing […]Read More
Chapter 22 – Faith or Friendship
In Chapter 22, Sean returns to The Good Place to promote Michael due to the success of his experiment. The neighborhood is to be dismantled and the humans will be dissected and studied. Michael, with Sean observing, then tells them that they are really in The Bad Place. They all […]Read More
Chapter 21 – The Doctrine of Double Effect
In Chapter 21, Janet is in a relationship with Derek – the boyfriend she created to aid in getting over Jason. To prevent Vicky from finding out, Michael wants to kill Derek. When Chidi informs him that it is wrong, Michael suggests that they break Jason and Tahani up. If […]Read More
Chapter 20 – Janet and the Evolutionary Account of Freewill
In Chapter 20, Michael and Janet investigate the cause of Janet’s glitches. It turns out that the cause of the glitches is Janet providing information that is incompatible with objective truth. In other words, Janet is lying. Janet, however, points out that Janets cannot lie. However, after 802 reboots, Janet […]Read More
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
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