Write an essay responding to the following prompt. There is flexibility with the thesis you may defend, but your essay should aim to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the course material and some originality with respect to the position defended. Stylistic considerations will be evaluated on an ‘in-class’ standard (i.e. the paper is not expected to be as polished as an essay assignment). Essay Prompt: Part I Is death bad? What is the best account of how death can be bad? In answering this question, consider the paradoxes that concern death’s badness (e.g. how can death be bad if there is no experience of death and no existing subject for whom death is bad?). Part II Complete your essay by addressing one of the following questions: a. Given your answer in part I, can eternal life be good for human subjects? Answer by considering Williams’ challenge to the desirability of an immortal existence. b. What is the best explanation of the ‘asymmetry’ problem, i.e. the idea that we care less about our pre-natal non-existence than our posthumous non-existence?