How would the Stoic philosophers react to losing a favorite cup or child or wife? Would they grieve?
Many Americans believe they can become anything they want to be. What would the Stoic response be to this popular view?
How can you account for evil in a divinely created universe? Concentrate on the suffering of innocents ? Thomas Aquinas thought that Though God did not deliberately will evil, He willed the real possibility of evil: Evil must always be possible when love and goodness are free choices.
*Explain the role hedonistic thinking played in the origins of Stoicism.
*What is the relationship of Socrates to Cynicism and Stoicism?
*Identify and discuss possible problems with the Stoic notion of fate.
*What is the disinterested rational will, and why is it important to Stoic doctrine?
*Discuss the difference between avoidable and unavoidable suffering. How can we tell which is which? Why does it matter?
*Compare and contrast the classical worldview with medieval.
*Describe the chief characteristics of Scholastic Scholarship.
*Which of the five ways do you think is the weakest?(Medieval scholar the forerunner)Explain why.
*In general terms, compare and contrast scientific attempts to explain the origin of the universe with theological or philosophical ones.
According to Thomas, what is the relationship of free will to love?