A Dialogue on Freedom

Robert Nozick's concept of a "Utility Monster" was a thought experiment aiming to criticize Utilitarianism. He imagines a "monster" with a capacity for happiness so much greater than our own, that we would be morally obligated to sacrifice everything to give the monster pleasure, as that would result in the most overall happiness. ...

What if rather than utility our monster benefitted from freedom. And lived forever?

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@dredmorbius this is actually also why i support severe limits on inheritance.

regardless of whether one thinks a person who became a multimillionaire did this in a moral or immoral way, people _shouldn't_ have wildly different starting points of wealth and opportunity just because of who their parents were.

especially since this also ends up reproducing any historical prejudice as well.

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