Unformatted text preview: The Myth of Sisyphus (I) 1. The fundamental question of philosophy is whether life is worth living. People’s actions and lives are affected dramatically by the question; it’s a matter of life and death. A person may die because he thinks that life is not worthwhile or because he believes that life is worth dying for. 2. People feel absurd when they are in a situation they don’t belong in, living the wrong life with expectations not based on reality which cannot be fulfilled. The two immeasurable judgments are that life has no meaning and that life is not worth living; life has no meaning, but may still be worth living. 4. We know death is coming but cannot know what death is like; life is absurd in face of death and cannot justify any code of ethics. I only know what I can feel and touch, everything else is pure fabrication; knowledge is purely based on personal experience. 5. A person must remember that although he has the desire for meaning and making sense of everything, the world is...
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PHIL 25 taught by Professor Heffernan during the Spring '08 term at Pacific.
- Spring '08