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The Meaning of Life

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PHIL 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Schmaltz, Experience Machine

The Meaning of Life David Schmitz Invitation to Reflect suggests that we cant figure out the answer to this problem with logic and arguments Two Attitudes looking at Nozicks story of the sage, schmaltz suggests that there ...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
PHIL 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Nicomachean Ethics, Bad Life

Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics The Good To understand the meaning of life we need to understand what it means to live human life, what our function is as human The meaning of life is thus found in understanding what constitu...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
PHIL 1100 Lecture 2: KARL MARX LABOUR

Karl Marx Estranged Labour Critique of Political Economy Private properly Wage Labour Division of Labour Exchange value The worker sinks to the level of commodity The whole of society must fall apart into the two classes ...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
PHIL 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Grundrisse

Karl Marx Introduction of the Grundrisse The individual The point is to examine individuals producing (themselves) Marx point out that the further back we go in history the more this fiction of the isolated individual beco...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
PHIL 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: The Examined Life, Pythia, Anytus

PLATO The Apology The Trail socrates is on trail for impiety corruption of the youth Socrates accusers are: Anytus, Meletus, Lyon On the Accusations socrates argues that he cannot be charged with impiety because: he never ...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
PHIL 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Justice Of The Peace, Existentialism

J.P. SARTE Existentailaism as a humanism Purpose To defend existentialism against against a variety of charges and claim that is a humanism Emphasizes what is ignominious i the human situation > a doctrine of pure subjecti...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
PHIL 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Thomas Malory, Fairy, Alliteration

Modes of Fantasy Feudalism Sir Thomas Malory Alliteration The Romantic Quest The nature of Desire sex + longing + rebellion = death do (from) + sides, ridesie ( the stars) Desire we are looking for something The ideals of ...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
PHIL 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Charles Manson, The Myth Of Sisyphus, Msnbc

1 Arthur Schopenhauer (1851), On the Sufferings of the World the enormous amount of pain that abounds everywhere in the world misfortune in general is the rule We are like lambs in a field, disporting themselves under th...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
PHIL 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Atomism, De Rerum Natura, Clinical Death

Stephen E. Rosenbaum (1986), “How to Be Dead and Not Care: A Defense of Epicurus”  Atomists, Democritus and Leucippus (late 400s B.C.), Epicurus (late 300s), swerve (atom...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
PHIL 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Keystone Species, Speciesism, White Rhinoceros

James Lenman (2002), “On Becoming Extinct”  Focus, the extinction of the human species and whether it is better that this happens sooner or later 1  Comparison of a biological species to an indivi...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
PHIL 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Resource Depletion, Parachuting, Telomere

Christine Overall (2003), “‘From Here to Eternity’: Is It Good to Live Forever?”  Immortality”: the absence of any permanent end to individual personal life, and the unending a...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
PHIL 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Hedonism, Total Annihilation, Tulse Luper

Steven Luper (1987), “Annihilation”  “Aside from a future filled with the agonies or boredom of the damned, a worse fate than no future at all [total annihilation of the self] is difficult to imagine” ...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
PHIL 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Bertrand Russell

Arthur Schopenhauer (1851), “On the Sufferings of the World”  Defines pleasure as the absence of pain  “The enormous amount of pain that abounds everywhere in the world”  “Misfortune in general is the rule”  Compare...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
PHIL 1100 Lecture 16: The Meaning of Life Lecture 16

James Lenman (1995), “Immortality: A Letter”  Two fictional characters who write letters to each other: o Dr. Paulos Athanatos: research biologist killed in a fire in 2004; engaged in mysterious re...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
PHIL 1100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Virtue Ethics, Pollyanna Principle, Hedonism

David Benatar (2010), “Suicide: A Qualified Defense”  His approach, in short, is to refute common arguments against suicide, and then to bolster his defense of suicide by arguing that we typically overvalue ...

Philosophy
PHIL 1100
David Stamos
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Dualism (Philosophy Of Mind), Ethical Egoism, Noumenon

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM PPhilosophy METAPHYSICS I: UNIVERSALS ...

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