XXXTentacion: Should we mourn the death of a bad person? | Erica Schumener

The musician Jidenna’s tweets about Onfroy’s death contain the skeleton of an interesting philosophical argument. I have not seen this argument arise in the philosophy classroom. Responding to others, Jidenna claimed, “…remember this…if Malcolm X was killed at the age of 20, he would have died an abuser, a thief, an addict, and a narrow-minded depressed & violent criminal.”

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