Tolstoy

Tolstoy - LeoTolstoy 00:51 Bornin1828 Russianaristocrat

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Leo Tolstoy 00:51 Born in 1828 Russian aristocrat Dropped out of university and joined the army Became one of the most celebrated authors in Europe ( War and Peace  and  Anna Karenina ) In later life a devout Christian, anarchist and pacifist Influenced Ghandi Died in 1910, days after leaving his family and wealth for the life of a wandering  hermit Mid-Life Crisis     The truth about life is…Nihilism? Life is meaningless, and there is nothing worth  living for The consensus of the wise? Solomon, Buddha, Socrates, Schopenhauer “All is in vain” “Vanity”: valuing something for more than it is worth “All”: wealth, fame, wisdom…all human accomplishments Why is all in vain? o
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course PHIL 155 taught by Professor Manley during the Spring '09 term at USC.

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Tolstoy - LeoTolstoy 00:51 Bornin1828 Russianaristocrat

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