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Sam Taylor, Texas A&M

Location

Trimble Forum, Trimble Hall

Start Date

19-9-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

19-9-2014 10:50 AM

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In November of 2012 my father was diagnosed with a severe form of brain cancer. In this paper, I outline how I try to use the teachings of two philosophers, Epictetus and Albert Camus, to try and find solace and consolation my father’s diagnosis and fate.

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Sep 19th, 10:00 AM Sep 19th, 10:50 AM

Philosophical Consolation

Trimble Forum, Trimble Hall

In November of 2012 my father was diagnosed with a severe form of brain cancer. In this paper, I outline how I try to use the teachings of two philosophers, Epictetus and Albert Camus, to try and find solace and consolation my father’s diagnosis and fate.