In "A Separate Peace" what does Finny admit he has been doing all winter?
What has been the result? Analyze Finny's behavior.
The passage that you are looking for is a couple pages from the end of chapter 12. Finny admits, for the
first time, that has des
Szlachta Summer 2016
PHL100Y1Y First Paper Topics
The first assignment covers the material you have read on the problem of free will. Write a paper
on one of the topics listed below. Your paper should be about 1000 words and will be worth
12.5% of your fi
not, in itself, show that the restrictions are unjustified,
since murder is wrong regardless of the consequences of
prohibiting it; and the appeal to the right to control ones
body, which is generally construed as a property right, is
at best a rather fee
Szlachta Summer 2016
PHL100Y1Y Second Paper Topics
The second assignment covers the material you have read on Gods existence. Write a paper on
one of the topics listed below. Your paper should be about 1000 words and will be worth 12.5%
of your final grad
Week 12b Patajali Yoga Stra
Definition of Yoga as Practice: Three Parts
-Yoga sutra has 4 bookswe will cover
book 1 and 2 and book 3 (sutra
-Last class, we talked about what it is for a person to live a meaningful
lifeWe can understand
Week 12 Title Yoga
Week 12a Patajali Yoga Stra
Legendary author of the Yoga S tra
According to a major tradition in Indian thought, this text forms the
foundation for the practice what is known as yoga
The philosophy it articulates is Yo
Week 11 Title Work
Week 11a Marx Alienated Labour
Estranged Labour or Alienated Labour is an excerpt from
Marxs posthumously published Economic and Philosophical
It sets out the dialectical nature of capital, as a function of the
Week 10 Title Luck
Week 10a Nagel "Moral Luck"
-Living ethical life-good comparise.its not just about me, I live a life that reflects my choices but
also good for everyone else. I am not worried about whats the pointI am concerned about
being a good perso
Week 9 Title Meaning and People
Week 9a Gordon Is the Existence
of God Relevant to the Meaning of
The meaning of life?
-Tao rejects the idea of a createrits a force that they believe in
-Hume readings (could be a person but it gave us reasons mainly
Week 8 Title Impersonal Meaning
Week 8aLao Tzu Tao Te Ching
History of Lao Tzu and Taoism
Lao Tzu (Old Master) is the legendary sage-author of the work known as the Tao Te
Ching (The Book of the Way and Virtue) and regarded as a deity in and founder of
Week 7 Title God and the Meaningfulness of Nature
Week 7a Hume Dialogues Concerning
Natural Religion (Parts 1-5, Including
Basics of the Dialogue
-We exist in a natural world and we are natural beings.what is so meaningful about this? You
Week 6 Title Absurdity
Week 6a Nagel "The Absurd"
Position taken by Nagel resembles that of Camus who argues that we cannot deny
absurdity, but that this is consistent with happiness.
-Camus wasnt interested in duty actions rather actions that are mainten
Week 5b Sartre "Existentialism is a
What, then, is this that we call existentialism?
Existentialism-Satre: wrote literature, politically involved.
This article his version of existentialism.
There are two types of existentialists: Christian and
Week 4b Early Buddhism
-Buddhist: Provide a different view as oppose to the view that there is something real and
permanent of whom we are
Confusion on the premise:
- Things that we can talk about meaningful continue indefinitely in truth
Myth of Sisyphus
-Comes from old Greek tale.
-Camus writes about Homers myth of Sisyphus
-Draws analogy of life between Sisyphus, who was condemned by gods, and the life that we live
-Absurd circumstance but one that is concomitant with happiness.
L ast week, we looked at 2 different views
Satre: A lit t le more t randitional. We have a great responsibility for opinions we have. E
chosoe chose something, we make a choice for everyone. If it is valuable and we believe in
vailibale we choose i t has
Chapters 12 and 13
Finny as the Christ like character
o Once Finny died taking Genes sin with him. (His death is more like an
ascension).Finny redeems gene through his suffering and death.
o Through the death of Finny, Gene gains peace or sa