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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1200
Professor
David Matheson
Semester
Winter

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What is good, what’s better, what ought and not ought to be 1. It must allow us to see the universe as containing values Pojman’s conditions on something being a “meaning­maker” 1. It must allow us to see the universe as containing values 2. It must give us a reason to be good 3. It must give us a reason not to be overwhelmed by our past mistakes (i.e., to deal adequately with guilt) 4. It must give us a reason not to be discouraged by the prospect of our own death God can be a meaning­maker for our life but nothing immanent can. Thus, Premise 3 (Nihilist Worry) can be valid however Premise 2 bounces                                                  *Pg. 30 ­> We do not know if Theism is true (Theo is “God” where T is theta) Whats your reason for thinking there exists a God? Epistemic reason to believe a claim | a consideration in the light
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