Class: PHL100 Problems of Philosophy
Professor: Craig DeLancey
I have posted on BlackBoard a selection from Simone de Beauvoir's book,
The Ambiguity of Ethics. It's too long! Just look at
pages 15-18 and 142-143.
30 November and 2 December
Sorry, busy week for meetings. I'll have office hours on GoogleMeet
from 3-5 pm Tuesday and Thursday. Links to come.
Reading! Read Albert Camus's very short
essay, The Myth of
Sisyphus and read the short selection from Albert Camus's The Rebel. This is on
BlackBoard. Camus is asking: when is revolt justified? But he phrases it as: why is murder
wrong? Then, Camus thinks he has an argument that we have a purpose, even in a
meaningless universe. Can you reconstruct his argument? We'll try in class.
Online practice quiz on the question of purpose.
Final exam in our classroom from 8:00 am -- 10:00 am. I DIDN'T PICK THE
TIME, so don't get made at me. Remember, this is all questions from
earlier quizes or from homeworks, although since I didn't quiz you on
mind and free will, I might have a couple extra new questions on those.