phi 107 Dostoevsky

phi 107 Dostoevsky - Philosophy 107 March 6, 2007 Professor...

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Philosophy 107 March 6, 2007 Professor Matt Skene Fyodor Dostoevsky: Rebellion Dostoevsky arrives at a point after telling many horrific stories about children. He puts out the arguments that someone might use against him so he chooses to use with children. Some things he accepts as counter arguments for why suffering exists is because people know good and evil and therefore when they choose evil they are in full knowledge and awareness. He says he uses the examples of children because he cannot really be convinced that it is okay for children. He says that since children do suffer, it could be to pay their fathers’ sins. However, he follows this up by saying that the innocent should not suffer for another person’s sins. Dostoevsky goes on and on about many stories of tortures and brutal things done to children. One story that was very graphic was the on about the Turks. He says that the use to cut out babies from the mother’s womb and kill them. I could not imagine watching something like this and how I would feel. Along the same line he says that the
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course PHI 107 taught by Professor Mattskene during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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