10-11-11 - reversible if it later proves unwise Momentous:...

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William James Tuesday, October 11, 2011 12:31 PM Hypotheses: Alive vs. Dead Live: "feels" relevant; like a reasonable question Dead: irrelevant; unreasonable questions Options (decisions between two hypotheses): Live vs. Dead Forced vs. Unforced (avoidable) Forced: must choose an option (live your life by my philosophy or don't) Unforced: possible to remain indifferent (love me or hate me) Momentous vs. Trivial Trivial: opportunity is not unique, when the stake is insignificant, or when the decision is
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Unformatted text preview: reversible if it later proves unwise Momentous: The opposite of above A option is genuine when it is "live, forced, and momentous" All genuine options "not only lawfully may, but must, decide an option" Where are there genuine options? Not in science Morality Personal Relationships Religion Two claims: the best things are the more eternal things...
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Loeb during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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