Philosophy 9 14 - P HILOSOPHY 9-14-10 F YODOR D OSTOEVSKY...

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Unformatted text preview: P HILOSOPHY 9-14-10 F YODOR D OSTOEVSKY (19 TH C ENTURY ) R USSIAN R EBELLION F ROM THE BOOK THE B ROTHERS OF K ARAMAZOV I VAN S VIEW OF LIFE- S UFFERING OF CHILDREN 1. W HY FOCUS ON THEM ? 2. G ENERAL AND HIS DOG - R EJECTION OF POSSIBLE EXPLANATIONS 1. C HILDREN SUFFER FOR SINS OF PARENTS 2. T RUTH 3. E TERNAL HARMONY C LAIM OF THE ARTICLE : S UFFERING OF CHILDREN IS UNFAIR AND UNJUST FOR G OD TO ALLOW INNOCENT CHILDREN TO SUFFER . C ONCLUSIONS : 1. A BSURDITY OF EXISTENCE 2. I NJUSTICE OF G OD 3. R EJECTION OF CREATION I S IT POSSIBLE TO LIVE IN A STATE OF REBELLION ? K IERKEGAARD (1813-1855) L EAP OF FAITH AND THE LIMITS OF REASON F ATHER OF EXISTENTIALISM P SEUDONYM : J OHANNES C LIMACUS T HE F OLLY OF EXISTENCE P ROOFS : - A GAINST THE ONTOLOGICAL ARGUMENT- A GAINST THE TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT G ODS EXISTENCE CANNOT BE PROVEN BY REASON BECAUSE IT REQUIRES A LEAP OF FAITH W HAT IS G OD ? T HE BEST TERM IS THE UNKNOWN- THE OTHER SIDE OF OUR LIMIT OF UNDERSTANDING . H OW CAN...
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course PHI 2010 taught by Professor Stanlick during the Fall '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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Philosophy 9 14 - P HILOSOPHY 9-14-10 F YODOR D OSTOEVSKY...

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