Class Notes (834,628)
Canada (508,661)
York University (35,156)
Philosophy (680)
PHIL 1100 (196)
Lecture

Nozick.docx

2 Pages
155 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1100
Professor
David Stamos
Semester
Winter

Description
Nozick Provides a joke on the meaning of life, using a joke as a defense mechanism American traveller seeks the meaning of life out east – India Meaning of life from the holy man: Life is a fountain, American gets angry and the holy man says it can’t be a fountain as a joke Joke: there is no simple answer to the question of the meaning of life This question requires extensive analysis according to Nozick, cannot be a one line answer This question is so big, you should not confine to philosophical analysis only Difference sense and kinds of meaning - different meanings of the word “meaning” 1. External causal relationship Causal Antecedent: what comes before (parents) – Causal Concomitant: what goes with it (humanà blood type) – Causal Consequent – what comes after 2. External referential/ semantic meaning synonymy (two peoples life means the same thing) reference, symbolism – detecting symbolism in our life We can stipulate different meanings with words, lives – gets ridiculous – We can make our lives
More Less

Related notes for PHIL 1100

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit