EXAM STUDY GUIDE 2010
The exam will have
I: Quiz [5 pts towards final grade]
II: One Essay [10 pts towards final
10 questions covering
Buddha, Camus & Sartre & comparisons with readings since the Midterm.
Is posted on Blackboard. [30%
the exam grade]
Submit by 11:50pm,
Sunday, March 14, 2010
The essay part of the
midterm will be during our final exam period on March
15, 2010 from 10am-12noon.
Will be ONE essay question
to be written during our final exam period on March 15, 2010 from
the exam grade]
There will be choice,
but all questions on this study guide may not appear on the exam.
No books or notes will
Exam books or paper will
Mayo develops the
distinction between saints & heroes to explain the difference between
Being & Doing. [His argument is pro-Aristotle.] Explain his
distinction. Then examine how his distinctions apply to ONE of the
following: The bishop in the selection from Hugo's "Les Miserables", a
citizen who remains in Omelas, Carter Druse ["Horseman in the Sky"] or
Sophie in "Sophie's Choice"
Develop an essay comparing
two of Camus, Frankl and Sartre on freedom, responsibility and the importance
of one's attitude. This must focus on the philosophical issues rather that
the details of the Holocaust that Frankl explores.
wrote on this question for your 3rd paper you MAY NOT choose this question!
Over the course of
the term we have read a number of selections that address issues raised
by the events of the Holocaust. Write a comparison using ONE of the previous
selections [Styron & Hallie] and the Frankl reading.
What can we learn from the two texts you select about how human
beings respond to the kinds of challenges the Holocaust gave to them?
First explain Nussbaum's
response to terrorism, being sure to include the position she rejects.
Then compare how you think either The Buddha or Kant would
respond to her argument.