of Life and Death
Week 3 (Sep. 7-10)
death: Tolstoy’s Ivan Ilyich and the horror of being mortal.
To be discussed: Does mortality make our lives meaningless? Can mortality save our lives from meaninglessness? How are philosophy and literature different?
Assignment: Take notes on the second half of The Death of Ivan Ilyich (turn in on Sept. 13)
Reading Assignment: Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, pp. 35-91. (due by class time Wed. Sept 8)
Skills & Information:
read for week 4:
Tolstoy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, pp. 92-end. (due by class time Mon. Sept 13)
Ariès, “Tamed Death”, pp. 7-14 (CR) (due by class time Mon.. Sept 13)
for week 4:
Course Log entry #1 (due Sept. 17)
Take notes on the second half of The Death of Ivan Ilyich (turn in on Sept. 13)
Analytic essay on Nagel, "The Absurd" (due Mon., Sep. 13 by 11:59 PM)