Phil 1301 Study Guide
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Analyze Buddhist and Existentialist philosophies using the following prompts Buddhism Why did it come into existence Buddha s attempt to find a solution to the universal problem of sorrow Old age sickness and death pertinent to all human beings at all times Buddha s views on Happiness Goal what does it seek to attain Cessation of sorrow How is it to be achieved What changes are to be brought about in order to eliminate sorrow Alternative model of the Reality Limitations No God Path may appear simple but it is selfchallenging Attempts at attacking the very foundation of human interaction Strength Universal solution Not restricted to a selected privileged people Early Buddhism does not believe in the idea of God therefore no tensions One is solely responsible for one s own actions Similarity with Existentialism Existentialism Why did it come into existence 19th century thought post Renaissance American war of Independence French revolution Growing Atheism Scientific advancements Industrialization etc People started questioning the purpose of their own lives Is it something one would define oneself or follow the given framework Goal Establishing Existence precedes Essence Role of human subjectivity Limitations Anguish Despair Forlornness Strength Attempt to address the human subjectivity Uniqueness Saving one from living a life in Bad faith Empowering human beings freeing them from the bondages and therefore the weakness imposed by religion society and most importantly the mind
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