PHIL 1100 Lecture Notes - Eudaimonia, Jude Law, Louis Pojman

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Published on 19 Apr 2013
School
York University
Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1100
Professor
dstamos@yorku.ca
- the course outline & syllabus was sent to you York email
- textbook: Klemke and Cahn, The Meaning of Life (2008), 3rd ed.
- small course kit (bookstore)
- what philosophy is and is not
- not about how you feel about this or that
- philia & sophia
- what is x?
- critical reasoning
- wide definitions vs. narrow definitions
- for me:- it is not wisdom to ignore evidence
- politics does not determine good scholarship
God exists
or, God does not exist, we are alone in the universe
After death we survive, possible even get eternal life
or, Death is the absolute end of life, 100% forevermore, mind/body/soul/spirit
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Leo Tolstoy
Abraham Maslow’s five levels of needs
5) self-actualization
4) self-esteem
3) love and social needs
2) security needs
1) basic needs (food, water, clean air, sex, etc.)
Viktor Frankl
existential vacuum
Carl Sagan
Cosmos (book & video series)
knowledge vs conviction (they are not the same)
fideism
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David Swenson
extended self _____________________________________________________
(my term, not his) me past me now me future
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weltanschauung
eudaimonia
Alfie (Jude Law)
external goods
Albert Schweitzer
internal goods
“an ethical view of life”
Matthew 6: 19-33 (Jesus on treasure)
Peter Singer
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