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Name:  John Holladay
Title:  Professor of Humanities  /  Room C212.
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152 Western Philosophy Study Questions

IRRATIONAL MAN

Chapter 2

    1. Why does Barrett think ours is a particularly self-conscious age?

Why does he consider most of this self-analysis is to no avail?

2. What does the author consider the most significant single fact of modern history of the West?

3. Can we and do we need to try to restore religion to the place of importance it once held?

4. In what ways is Protestantism responsible for putting new burdens upon modern man?

    5.   At what date in history did we break with the past and become "modern man"?

    6.  How has the feeling of finitude affected modern man and

modern science?

 

 

Chapter 7 - Kierkegaard

1. What was Kierkegaard's one theme and passion? What was the central purpose of all his philosophy?

    2. How was Kierkegaard like Socrates?

    3. Why did he have to refute Hegal?

    4. What, according to Barrett, is the crossroads of modern philosophy?

5. Name and describe the three levels of existence? Which level is superior and why?

    6. What role does despair play?

    7. Describe the different kinds of truth.

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