exam 1# - Study Guide for Exam#1 Humanities 201(A Be able...

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Study Guide for Exam #1 Humanities 201(A) Be able to discuss the answers to Sire’s seven basic questions for each of the following: Christian theism 1. Prime reality- God 2. External reality- God’s creation 3. What is a human being- Imago dei 4. What happens at death- Enter the spiritual realm 5. Why is it possible to know- An attribute of God 6. Right and Wrong- Natural law/scripture 7. Meaning of history- Linear with at purpose Naturalism Question 1. Prime Reality- The Physical World 2. External Reality- A closed material universe 3. What is a human being- Complex Machine 4. What happens at death- The end of existence 5. Why is it possible to know- Evolutionary self-consciousness 6. Right and Wrong- Self-Determination 7. Meaning of history- Linear without purpose Nihilism Question 1. Prime Reality- We don’t know 2. External Reality- A meaningless universe 3. What is a human being- A valueless entity 4. What happens at death- The end of existence 5. Why is it possible to know- It is not possible 6. Right and wrong- You can’t know 7. Meaning of history- Meaningless Existentialism Question 1. Prime reality- Matter 3. What is a human being- Existence precedes essence 4. What happens at death- Non-existence 5. Why is it possible to know- Self-consciousness 6. Right and wrong- Self-determination/choice Eastern Monism
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Question 1. Prime reality- Brahman 2. External Reality- Illusion/Karma 3. What is a human being- Atman 4. What happens at death- Rebirth/Liberation 5. Why is it possible to know- To be is not to know 6. Right and wrong- The consequence of Karma 7. Meaning of history- Cyclical New Age Question 1. Prime reality- The Self 2. External Reality- The visible and the invisible 3. What is a human being- An evolving god 4. What happens at death- Reincarnation or cosmic awareness 5. Why is it possible to know- Expanded consciousness 6. Right and wrong- No ethical distinctions 7. Meaning of history- Be here be now Be able to critique and point out weaknesses in these worldviews. Deism - there is a God but he is just a watchmaker. He sets things up and lets things go Naturalism - there is no way to define meaning and value of existence, it can’t account for the beginning or how things started, and no natural law. People like it because it allows them to do what they want. Nihilism - full of contradictions, true nihilist has no meaning so they would kill themselves. Know the chronological order in which Western worldviews developed. Theism > Deism > Naturalism > Nihilism > Existentialism Be able to discuss the theories of Jesus’ resurrection. 1.) Christianity- the resurrection the really happened 2.) Hallucination- the apostles were deceived by a hallucination 3.) Myth- the apostles created a myth, not meaning it literally 4.) Conspiracy- the apostles were deceivers who conspired to foist on the world the most famous and successful lie in history 5.) Swoon- Jesus only swooned and was resuscitated, not resurrected
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course HUMA 201 taught by Professor Kemeny during the Spring '08 term at Grove City.

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