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Lecture

Louis P. Pojman


Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHIL 1100
Professor
Anita Lam

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Lecture 4 Monday September 19
2011
Louis, P Pojman (poimen)
Autonomy = Self-government, Make your own choices; make choices on good
reason, rather than be coursed by threats
False Dichotomy = X OR Y
Irenaean Theodicy
Altruism
Pascal’s Wager
GOD
EXISTS
GOD DOESN’T
EXIST
BELIEVE Jackpot Some good,
Some bad
DON’T BELIEVE Horror Some good,
Some bad
Ancient Greek = Agonistic : A= Not; Gnostic = Know
MEANING OF LIFE = It has a purpose. It could be good or it could be bad.
You have to have an open mind.
WE WANT MEANING IN LIFE TO BE GOOD!!!
HOW IS MEANING IN LIFE BAD? A: Harming yourself and others.
HOW IS MEANING IN LIFE DIFFERENT? A: It is trivial, endlessly ( Doesn’t do
anything).
LOUIS POJMAN = RELIGION AGNOSTIC.
Put together course textbooks – PHILIOSPHY – Ethics
NOT IN TEXTBOOK
When he was an agnostic he became religious person later on.
He said, “It would be nice if theism was not true, we would have a better life.”
An Atheist said, “religion keep people from growing up. We do not need
someone watching us.”
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