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Unformatted text preview: PHI 247 9.25.07 Defenestration of Prague (1618) Urich Zwingli (1481-1531) Nature as undeified: 1) Fixed in its quantity of matter, energy, or force (ie: what Nietzsche calls will to power) and is thus finite. 2) But nature continually transforms itself, dynamically, in an infinite the eternal return of all forces) The creative god of being is also the source of all value and truth. This universal ground is now gone; it is historicized. Beginning with the Enlightenment and the Protestant Reformation. There is a doctrine of an internalized conscience. There is a great sense of personal autonomy. Just as Buddhas shadow was shown for hundreds of years after his death, the same thing with us we will show Gods shadow in our caves for millennia to follow. We need to deal with the consequences of Gods death. There are four (9.20 notes) thirdly, enter an age of ambiguity. Nothing is certain although we may wish it were. Fourth, we begin to realize the effects of our newfound freedom. The belief in a divine creation, or rational causation, or universal purpose these our newfound freedom....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHI 2477 taught by Professor Roberteason during the Spring '07 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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