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PhilosophyofDeathNotesWeek1.pdf Phil 2970

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Gateway Seminar: Death
James Rand Shelley
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Philosophy of Death




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Date Created: 01/26/16
Apology  Two manners of speech 1. Aims at Persuasion- described as embroidered and stylized, with the conclusion preceding the evidence (Oratory speech) 2. Aims at Truth- described as plain, with the evidence preceding the conclusion  Earlier Accusations 1. Making strong a weak argument and teaching it to the masses (sophistry) 2. Studying things in the sky and beneath the Earth (Natural Science)  Official Accusations 1. Corrupting the Youth (pairs with Earlier Accusation 1) 2. Atheism (pairs with earlier accusation 2)  Delphic Oracle  The Delphic Oracle’s saying is “Know Thyself” Types of Knowledge 1 Order Knowledge- knowledge about whatever 2dOrder Knowledge – knowledge about what you do and don’t know 1 Order Ignorance- ignorance about whatever nd 2 Order Ignorance- ignorance about what you do and don’t know o Politicians and Poets have 1 and 2 ndIgnorance st nd o Craftsmen have 1 Kndwledge and 2 st Ignorance o Socrates has 2 Knowledge and 1 Ignorance Socrates Occupation is that of a philosopher Socrates’ Argument 1. Death is one of two things a. Complete lack of perception b. Relocation of the Soul 2. If (a.), then death = a dreamless sleep 3. Dreamless sleep is a blessing 4. If (a.), then death is a blessing (2)+(3) 5. If (b.), then we will join the company of the dead 6. Joining the company of the dead would be a blessing 7. If (b.), then death is a blessing (5)+(6) 8. Therefor, death is a blessing (1)+(4)+(7)


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