Anticipatory Guide: Existentialism “L’etranger” Albert Camus.

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Anticipatory Guide: Existentialism Letranger Albert Camus Slide 2 Group Work What do you know about philosophy? Talk to a partner or use your phone. 1 minute I will call on you Slide 3 Group Work philosophy noun noun: philosophy 1. the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence, esp. when considered as an academic discipline. The word "philosophy" comes from the Ancient Greek (philosophia), which literally means "love of wisdom Slide 4 Group Work What do you know about the word existence? Talk to a partner or use your phone. 1 minute I will call on you Slide 5 Group Work What does truth mean? Talk to a partner You have one minute I will call on you Slide 6 Group Work What does meaning mean? Talk to a partner You have one minute I will call on you Slide 7 Group Work What does meaning mean? Definition Description Purpose Reason for existence To make sense of Slide 8 Rules Respect always Dont interrupt 1 minute to talk Raise your hand Dont hate Think before you raise your hand Dont sleep (Alvin) Listen to Mr. Kim! Stay calm and relax Slide 9 Group Work Watch Inspirational Video Police officer Imagine you are the wife of the officer. What meaning can you get from this incident? Talk to a partner You have one minute Example: This story shows how kindness is pointless because you die. This story shows how being kind leaves you a legacy. This story shows how life is pointless because catastrophe can hit anybody, even if you are a good person. Slide 10 Group Work Which of all of everyones answers is the TRUTH? Talk to a partner You have one minute I will call on you Slide 11 Group Work Why are all of these truths contradicting? Talk to a partner You have one minute I will call on you Slide 12 Group Work So what the hell is the truth? Talk to a partner You have one minute I will call on you Slide 13 Group Work What do the following words mean? Use your own words. Subjective Objective Slide 14 Group Work What is a hammer? Slide 15 Group Work Is truth objective or subjective? Slide 16 Group Work Love is HELL and full of suffering. Is this subjective or objective? Is this the truth? Slide 17 Group Work Things happen for a reason. Is this truth for you? Why or why not? Talk to a partner. You have one minute. Slide 18 Group Work Watch Tim Minchin UWA Address (2013) According to Tim, what is the meaning of life? Slide 19 Group Work Watch New Jersey Teens Come up With a New Game Assume you are the following people. What is the meaning behind these knockouts. Start with, From the point of view of the teenage assaulters, these knockouts mean___________. Teenage assaulters Slide 20 Group Work Watch New Jersey Teens Come up With a New Game Assume you are the following people. What is the meaning behind these knockouts. Start with, From the point of view of the victims, these knockouts mean___________. Victims Slide 21 Group Work Watch New Jersey Teens Come up With a New Game Assume you are the following people. What is the meaning behind these knockouts. Start with, From the point of view of a preachers, these knockouts mean___________. Preacher Slide 22 Group Work Watch New Jersey Teens Come up With a New Game Assume you are the following people. What is the meaning behind these knockouts. Start with, From the point of view of Mr. Kim, these knockouts mean___________. Mr. Kim Slide 23 Group Work Watch New Jersey Teens Come up With a New Game What is the true meaning of these knockouts to you? Who is correct? Slide 24 Group Work Watch Explain like Im Five: Existentialism According to these five year olds, what does existentialism mean? Slide 25 Group Work Absurd absurd/bsrd/ Adjective:(of an idea or suggestion) Wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate: "so you think I'm a spy? How absurd!". (of a person or a person's behavior or actions) Foolish; unreasonable. Slide 26 Group Work Talk to a partner. Use absurd in a sentence. 30 seconds. Slide 27 Group Work Existence is absurd and true meaning in life is impossible. Slide 28 Group Work Day to day existence is filled with anxiety and fear. Slide 29 Group Work I can only obtain true meaning in life after I have reached a state of nothingness. (A person who doesnt believe in school, family, church, governmenta person who doesnt care, who doesnt believe). Slide 30 Group Work Whether or not God exists is irrelevant because of free will. (Things happen for a reasonwhose reason? Does that mean you have no control over your life because of Gods plan?) Slide 31 Group Work Political philosophies, religious dogma, societal beliefs are irrelevant to me and do not define me. (Chris from Into the wild.) Slide 32 Group Work The idea that I am born into a particular time, place, family, and economic environment is absurd. (The Butterfly effect) Slide 33 Group Work My most authentic moment in life is death. Slide 34 Group Work When I am born, I am undefined without any prior essence or preconceived personality or soul. (Born a perfect, blank baby) Slide 35 Group Work Ultimately, I am alone in this world, alienated from everything that attempts to define me. (You are disconnected to your parents, church, school, your friends: anything that has expectations of you to behave). Slide 36 Group Work In life, I must make choices regardless of whats best for others. I can only choose whats best for me. Slide 37 L Etranger Take out The Stranger Anticipation Guide Start on Part II and write a response to one of the 10 topics. Slide 38 L Etranger Take out The Stranger Anticipation Guide Start on Part II and write a response to one of the 10 topics. If you are not done, finish at home, and you will use it tomorrow. Slide 39 Group Work Use hamburger/hamburger paper. Each member has their own paper. Write names on corners. In middle Diamond section, write down your name. Members read their essay to group. Write down one aspect of the essay you LOVED. Write down one move they need to improve (Thesis, transitions, grammar, punctuation). In the end, have a general discussion on the topic Staple essay to hamburger/hamburger paper. Slide 40 142536142536 Slide 41 7 8 9 10

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