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Module III Module III Session 7 Session 7 Tolstoy Tolstoy (STEWART: 66 (STEWART: 66 - - 72) 72)
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Highlights of module III Did you forget to study the review questions for the assigned reading from Nietzsche (STEWART, p. 65)? After reading Tolstoy in Stewart, proceed to the next slide. _________________________________________________ • What is our only certainty? • What is our ultimate meaning? • What are the blind alleys of searching for answers to these questions? • Do we possess an innate idea of God? • What do we learn from Tolstoy’s & Kolenda’s faith- responses to the hermeneutics of suspicion?
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Our Only Certainty • Life teaches us that death is the only certainty that we can affirm by natural reason. • But what is then the meaning of living? • Compare this view with the treatment of death, and the resultant pacifism and faith, found in Leo Tolstoy’s novel, War and Peace .
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Ordinary Answers to Ultimate Meaning • Family (procreative immortality) • Art, music, and poetry (the sublime and the beautiful) • Science (replaces church, priesthood, religion as the ultimate belief-system)
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2010 for the course PHIL 206 taught by Professor Draper during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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