ch 17-18 insights - Todd Morrow PHI101 Summer 2009 Ch 17-18...

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Todd Morrow PHI101 Summer 2009 Ch 17-18 Insight Essay Ch 17 “It is better to be envied than pitied.” Herodotus (p. 467) In saying this, Herodotus shows his true vanity. Wanting to be envied is not a good quality. Sometimes it is good to have people pity you in order to humble you. Even though being envied may feel good, it also plants the seed of hate. Also when dishonest people envy you, they will steal the things that they envy. “Life is no argument. The conditions of life might include error.” Friedrich Nietzsche (p. 465) This statement is really just a fact. You cannot argue about the existence of life. The conditions of life however are not written in stone. Somewhere in the universe there may be life that does not require water, or is not carbon based. We, as humans, cannot know everything that is out there. “There are no evil thoughts except one: the refusal to think.” Ayn Rand (p. 474) This is like restating that there are no stupid questions, except the ones
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ch 17-18 insights - Todd Morrow PHI101 Summer 2009 Ch 17-18...

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