1-Watch Episodes 4, 5, 6 and 7 of The Good Place
2-Read Ch. 8-Thomas Hobbes-p. 134-141 (up to the famous lines “…and the life of man, solitary, poor,
nasty, brutish and short.” Or…you can watch this short video!
https://youtu.be/2Co6pNvd9mc (Links to an external site.)
or if you haven’t gotten the book yet….here’s the link for https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3207/3207-h/3207-
h.htm#link2HCH0018 (Links to an external site.)
Part 1-Chapter XI-Chapter XIII
and Part 2 Ch. XVIII up to the fifteenth paragraph….
Jeesh…not easy going to read this language!
3-Read Emmanuel Kant-p. 187-197
In case you haven’t gotten the Marino book yet-here’s a link https://www.gutenberg.org/files/5682/5682-
h/5682-h.htm#link2H_4_0002 (Links to an external site.)
Sections 1 and 2 are on our reading list! I know, I know-they’re really long! And really German! So, you
might want to just focus on the subject of happiness or the idea of will in the first section and how important
that is to moral judgments according to Kant…the second section is on the categorical imperative…here’s a
great video on Kant
Beginner’s Guide to Kant’s Moral Philosophy (Links to an external site.)
Beginner’s Guide to Kant’s Moral Philosophy
4-Respond to the following questions (don’t forget to use APA style citations)
What is “a Good Will” according to Kant (p. 191) in your own words?
What is the meaning of “duty” according to Kant (p. 197) mean in your own words? Where does the moral
value of an action come from according to Kant? Here’s a link to Todd Mays video on Deontology (he’s one
of the consultants and inspirations for the show!)
https://youtu.be/2S_XuJTOEJY (Links to an external site.)
Now-describe the dilemmas of one or more of the main characters in The Good Place in terms of both
Hobbes and Kant. You will of course be referring to their character conflicts (external-as portrayed in the
show, and internal-as revealed to the audience by their own flashbacks and dialogue with other
Please remember to use APA style parenthetical citations in your responses!