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In the hotseat for this weeks QFQ’s  – available exclusive to my Patreon supporters – is antinatalist philosopher Prof. David Benatar, author of “The Human Predicament: A Candid Guide to Life’s Biggest Questions“, and “Better Never to Have Been: The Harm Of Coming Into Existence“.

Prof. Benatar is well known for keeping his personal and professional life separate (as you can see, we don’t even have a picture of him), so I had to trade in my usual QFQ’s for ones that were a little less personal.

We didn’t always get an answer. But even the answers we didn’t get produced some interesting reasons why they couldn’t be answered.

Anyway, here’s the ones we had a crack at:

  • If you could change one things about the world, what would it be?
  • Do you believe more in fate or that we are the creators of our own destiny?
  • What quote resonates with you more than any other?
  • Are we obligated to help others?
  • What is the best piece of life advice anyone has ever given you?
  • What is David Benatar’s answer to the ethical thought experiment the trolley problem?
  • What do you think is the key to happiness?

Listen to the main episode: #060 – The Curse of Existence (Prof. David Benatar)

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