[ExI] "death gives meaning to life"

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Wed Jun 11 09:04:16 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 9:55 PM, Antonio Marcos <amcmr2003 at yahoo.com.br>

> >In fact, why would death stop allegedly giving meaning to life if life
> >is 40 years long rather than 20? Or 400? Or 40,000?
> exactly, and since every atom will most likely collapse eventually (as you
> seem to also point to in your email) you can always say you're NOT immortal
> =] so the alleged "meaning" would still stay there (mostly :))

This is my point. In other terms, I consider mostly pointless to engage
emphatically metaphysical objections on their turf, whenever there is no
need for it, including when they are very debatable in nature.

Either those who fancy themselves as the "advocates of the dignity of death"
are actually suicidal (i.e., "the sooner, the better"), or they lack a real
argument against transhumanism even with those who may share their views.

That many actual transhumanists are far from sharing them is an entirely
different issue.

Stefano Vaj
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