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The madly popular sitcom The Good Place, has propelled ethics and moral philosophy into the 21st century mainstream. The story of Eleanor Shellstrop, who has accidentally been sent to the Good Place after her death, continually challenges us to ask what makes for a ‘good person’?
Taking inspiration from the show, this is a guide to ‘doing the right thing’. Using thought experiments, from the trolley problem to the balloon debate, as well as modern dilemmas like the etiquette of texting and ‘selﬁe’ culture (you’re going to the Bad Place), here is (nearly) everything you need to know about being in your own ‘good place’ in life.