Question

1. Why are compassion and wisdom necessary to one another? Why is ignorance at the root of suffering

for Buddhists? What kind of ignorance do they mean? Describe what is meant by the idea of "no self";

why are feelings of inadequacy or failure regarding the Buddhist path actually egotistic?

3. Explain the "myth of Sisyphus"-why does Camus believe that Sisyphus is happy? Why might he be

heroic?

5. What is a theodicy? Does Ivan Karamazov construct a theodicy in his argument about God? Why or

why not?