Unformatted text preview: Ineffability (metaphysical claim) o Vs. Unknowable (epistemological claim) Tolstoy’s Confession: Four Interrelated Themes 1. The reality of suffering 2. The inevitability of death 3. The meaning of life 4. The existence of God Questions when reading “Tolstoy’s Confession”: 1. How does the reality of death/suffering lead to a problem about life’s meaning? 2. What is the connection for Tolstoy between God’s existence/character and meaning? 3. What kind of meaning is he longing for? a. Is he looking for merely an intellectual explanation or answer?...
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- Fall '10
- Metaphysics, Meaning of life, Tolstoy, Hick, Chief Difficulty