FSEM1020-08.First Year Sem writing intensv.F16.Gabor,Gary
First Year Sem writing intensv
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A myth is simply a story; an odyssey, any journey where either the destination or path is not fully known. Myths and odysseys thus stand in for existence as a whole. As reflections upon life, stories are one way by which we examine what is of ultimate value and meaning, and what makes a life worth living. Thus they also ask the questions that philosophers ask about the meaning and value of human existence. In this class, we will read philosophical accounts offered by Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, Confucius, and others on these questions, along with the work of myth-makers both ancient and modern. The class begins with Homer’s Odyssey, and then continues to Wu Cheng’en’s Journey to the West, the Hebrew Bible, Dante’s Divine Comedy, and modern world cinema and literature. Texts and authors, however, may also be modified according to the interests of the class.
Gabor, Gary, "FSEM1020-08.First Year Sem writing intensv.F16.Gabor,Gary" (2016). Syllabi. 11501.