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End of World Thought Experiment

Death and the Afterlife -  Samuel Scheffler   Philosophical Speculation, How to Live

Like good science fiction, thought experiments can offer insights about the world of today. They can be fun, distressing, confronting and they can provide an opportunity for self-reflection.

Suppose you knew that, though you yourself would live your life to its natural end, the earth and all its inhabitants would be destroyed thirty days after your death.  Or imagine that humanity is rendered infertile, so that the most recent generation would be the last.

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