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Philosophy Prezi

Ed-ju-ma-kate-ing the general public on philosophy in "A Separate Peace" using the 6 pillars of philosophy we, as a class, used at the beginning of the year. Enjoy =D.

Amir Javeri

on 25 April 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea PHILOSOPHY
"A Separate Peace" Truth Love Reality Justice Meaning of life
Beauty Gene's description of Finny,
with his grace, and natural
athletic posture. Page 75 (last Paragraph)

PLATO said that love was rational, directed towards beauty.
MONTAIGNE said that love was irrational.

LEWIS said there are four types of love:
-Religious love When Finny realizes it was Gene
who had knocked him off the tree,
during and after the jury/trial led by Brinker Pages 174-177 DESCARTES challenged his readers to prove they weren't dreaming. He challenged, "I think, therefore I am." Meaning he believed that your truth can be whatever you want it to be. If you believe something, it IS true- to you.

RICHARD RORTY: Relativism. (Everyone has their own truth.)

JOHN STUART MILL: Utilitariansim. (It's okay to lie, if it benefits everyone involved.)

IMMANUEL KANT: Deontology. (Everyone's version of the truth is basically the same, governed by moral rules that make up society.)
"Beauty is not caused- it is." -Emily Dickinson.

SOCRATES: Objectivism. (One cannot change their opinion- the same things that are beautiful to them the day they are born are the same throughout they're life.)

HUME:Subjectivism. (Depending on circumstance, one's opinion on beauty can be changed.) The relationship as best friends that
Gene and Finny (not gay) present the most on this page. At this point, their friendship was still intact. In modern day lingo-

Bromance (noun)
An extremely close friendship amongst men. Has no sexual component. From "bro" + "romance".
Page 48
"One's version of reality is limited by knowledge and suppressed by actions."

One's reality is shaped from one's perspective, similar to theories about the philosophical idea of truth. Your reality can be whatever you want it to be, based on your beliefs. When Leper describes the reality of the army, and of the war (when Gene begins to realize the truth, the REALITY. Pages 144-145 Social Contract Theorists

THOMAS HOBBES: Absolute Monarchy Theory. He believed that humans should give up their freedom for safety.

JOHN LOCKE: Checks and Balances theory. He believed you should question authority and live not trying to hurt other people. He thought you should spread power evenly. Pages 174-177 (trial) When the truth is out from Gene, and it is established that Gene was responsibly for Finny's "accedent", Finny takes it up with Gene (verbally).
When Gene makes a decision
to "clip off the school boy
part of his life" with "shears",
he decides to enlist in the army, believing it was is destiny. Pages 100-101
Essence Vs. Existence

Essence: What you really ARE, deep inside.

Existence: What you do, or how you outwardly portray your essence.

Objective Value: Each person has a set purpose in the world.

Subjective value: Each person simply lives.
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