of Life and Death
Week 2(Aug. 30-Sep. 3)
speck in the universe: Is human life meaningful or absurd?
To be discussed: What could give my life meaning? What could make my life absurd?
Activity: Class in the computer lab. (Mon. Aug 30) Meet in IS 134A at class time.
In-class writing assignment (in the computer lab): Is death good for you, bad for you, or nothing to you? Explain your answer. (Mon. Aug 30)
Reading Assignment: Nagel, “The Absurd” (CR) (due by class time Wed. Sept. 1)
Skills & Information:
read for week 3:
Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, pp. 35-91. (due by class time Wed. Sept 8)