11 - • CHAPTER 4 IS VERY IMPORTANT • He is uncertain...

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Tolstoy’s Confession: Acclaim/Fame/Acceptance = significance o ^ Related to a desire for significance He’s asking, “am I significant” and is asking “to whom? If anyone” The role of diversion in our lives End of chapter 3, has questions like o What for? o Why me? Part of what is driving this, is he realizes that he is going to die
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Unformatted text preview: • CHAPTER 4 IS VERY IMPORTANT • He is uncertain that there is a meaning/afterlife o Uncertainty about someone/s existing to whom he matters • If meaning is tied to significance o Do I matter? o Am I significant? • Behind these questions he wants to matter o He, Tolstoy, wants significance o...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Bergeron during the Fall '10 term at Loyola Chicago.

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