Feinberg: Meaning and self-
Immanent meaning and worthwhile activities
The supermarket regress
Activities of self-
It seems reasonable to suppose that if there is an immanent meaning of
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Tolstoy: The traveler on the steppe
An "arrest of life"
The fable of the traveler
Motivation to taste the honey: Faith beyond reason
Leo (Lev Nikolayevich) Tolstoy (1828-
1910) was a Russian novelist whose
Pojman: Making the transcendent matter
Conditions for something to be a meaning-
Meeting the conditions: The importance of the transcendent
Reasonable faith? Practical reasons for belief
Recall that Schop
Fackenheim: Life in command
How the transcendent can ground a meaning of life: The commandment
The values of commandment
So far, we havent heard much from the transcendentalists about how it is
Background reading: Peter Horban, "Writing a Philosophy Paper"
Philosophy essays (or "papers") are a bit different from other sorts of essays you will be
called upon to write in y
Nagel: Nihilism in perspective
Three bad arguments against an immanent meaning of life
Nagel's Clash of Perspectives Argument against an immanent meaning of life
The life of irony
In his essay, the contempo
"Meaning of life": The general concept
Why thinking about the meaning of life matters
The Nihilists Worry
Responses to the Nihilist's Worry: General perspectives on the meaning of life
Schopenhauer: The trouble with desire
The problem of evil
The satisfaction of desire: Our only hope for immanent meaning?
Why the satisfaction of desire doesnt cut it
Nihilism and the denial of the will to
Nozick: Divine doubt
Transcendent meaning of life & divine role assignment
Deriving a meaning of life from God's life
Nozicks philosophical fable: Whence the meaning of God's life?
In his essay, Nozick note
Quinn: Meaning through imitation
Axiological & teleological meaning
Christianity as a life of meaningful imitation
Solving the problem of axiological meaning
Like Fackenheim, Philip Quinn is more interested in
Midterm Essay Topics
This short essay should be about two and a half double-
spaced, typed pages (c. 750
words). It is due in class on February 13.
Choose one of the following topics on which to write your es
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
If a psychological test has uniform procedures used in the administration and scoring of
the test, the test can best be describe
Introduction to Psychology II
Psychology 1002 E Winter 2014
Instructor: Kim ONeil
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PHIL 1200: The Meaning of Life
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:05-
Kailash Mital Theatre (Theatre A), Southam Hall
Dr. David Matheson
Department of Philosophy
Schlick: Creative play
Work or play?
Getting stuck in the moment?
Maintaining your youth
In his contribution, Moritz Schlicka prominent early 20th century figure in a philosophical
Baier: Obviating the need for the transcendent
Science vs. religion?
Traditional theistic arguments
Objections to scientific atheism answered
The objection from purposelessness
The objection from death
Camus: Saving Sisyphus
Serious philosophical business
How to give Sisyphus meaning
Camus treats the question of the meaning of life as perhaps the most important of all
Taylor: In praise of subjectivity
Objective meaninglessness: Considering the New Zealand glow worms
A subjective meaning of life: The myth of Sisyphus, Version 2
Why a subjective meaning of
Wolf: Fitting fulfillment
Wolfs fitting fulfillment view
Is objective worth really necessary?
Applying the view
Is this immanentism?
Susan Wolf proposes what we may call (and what she herself calls, in l