Koofers

Lecture Notes for PHIL 3600 - PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION with Heathwood at Colorado (CU)

Notes Information

Material Type:Class Note
Professor:Heathwood
Class:PHIL 3600 - PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
Subject:Philosophy
University:University of Colorado - Boulder
Term:--
Keywords:
  • Particularly
  • Peter Singer
  • Rational Person
  • Circumstances
  • Immediately
  • Leo Tolstoy
  • (to/for) Him/it
  • Another View
  • Common Purpose
  • Living Will
Login / Sign Up to View Document
Preview Page 1Preview Page 2Preview Page 3Preview Page 4Preview Page 5Preview Page 6

Sample Document Text

GOD AND THE MEANING OF LIFE Erik Wielenberg (from his Value and Virtue in a Godless Universe (Cambridge, 2005); footnotes omitted) 1. The Meanings of Life It is often maintained that if God does not exist then human life is meaningless. There are a number of ways one might understand this claim, depending on how one understands what it is for a human life to have meaning. Under one interpretation, for a human life to have meaning is for it to have a purpose that is assigned to it by a supernatural being. When a life has meaning in this sense we can say that it has supernatural meaning. Socrates apparently believed that his life had supernatural meaning, and he speculated about what the purpose of his life might be during his famous trial: [I]f you put me to death, you will not easily find another who. . .clings to the state as a sort of gadfly to a horse that is well--bred and sluggish because of its size, so that it needs to be aroused. It seems to me that the god has attache...

Related Documents

Cultural Degradation Exam
Conciliation Exam
Potsdam Declaration Notes
Housekeeper Exam
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Exam
Permissive/indulgent Exam
Horizontal Decalage Exam
Developmental State Notes
Developmental State Notes
Economic Environment Exam
Immediately Quiz
Unauthorized Quiz
Formal Sanctions Exam
Objective Method Exam
Unilateral Contract Exam
Corporation Exam
155, "/var/app/current/tmp/"