Prepare for the Life to Come

Mon, Nov 12

Many philosophers have thought that the meaning of our lives is inextricably connected to the possibility for a good (or bad) afterlife.  St. Thomas Aquinas read Aristotle as arguing that the happiest life would be one of permanently contemplating God.  In class today, we will talk about different visions of the afterlife and it's implications for our more Earthly activities.

Key Concepts: Afterlife, Eschatology

Read This:

PHILOSOPHICAL TEXT:

Summa Theologica 2-2: 179-181 (St Thomas)  

APPLICATION ARTICLES:

"A Dying Woman's Hope in Cryonics and a Future" (NY Times)

Do This:

  1. Homework: Truth or Dare
  2. Work on your Examined Life Prewrite (due 11/15).
  3. REMINDER: The 10:30am Section will screen First Reformed on 11/14 at 5pm in the Browning Cinema.

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