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Title: The Meaning of Life, Part 1
Course Section Number: FRT-101-12
Department: Freshman Tutorial
Description: Derek Nelson is a professor of religion who is pretty good with a chainsaw and a meat-smoker. The highest academic achievement he has to his credit is earning a passing grade in Physical Chemistry. in Swedish, when he studied abroad as a member of '99. Some might think that "What is the meaning of life?" is a laughably impossible question. But it might be that not asking such questions is far worse than asking them and failing to perfectly answer. What kind of life is the best one to live? What does it mean to live well, and to live a life rich with meaning? We will explore these questions by reading classical and contemporary texts about significant elements of human life, including wealth, love, vocation, justice and death. We will not be able to satisfactorily answer these questions, but our motto will be from Irish playwright Samuel Becket, "Ever tried, ever failed. No matter. Try again, fail again. Fail better."
Credits: 1.00
Start Date: August 24, 2022
End Date: December 17, 2022
Meeting Information: 08/25/2022-12/15/2022 Lecture Tuesday, Thursday 09:45AM - 11:00AM, Center Hall, Room 215
Faculty: Nelson, Derek

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