- How is suffering meaningful?
- "This is the best of all possible worlds" is really just
an excuse for not _____.
- What do each of the following terms/phrases mean:
sufficient reason, universal rule of reason, fortune, things
could not have happened otherwise, everything is for the best,
the law of conservation of happiness.
- Come prepared to discuss what you believe to be
Voltaire's point of the work. How does he pull it off?
- How does his writing compare with Paradise Lost and its notions of best world and suffering?
Writing for October 23
Write a 1-2 pp. satire about suffering or happiness -
following the style of Voltaire. Be creative!