Thursday, April 7, 2016

Chapter 1: How is the Law of Human Nature different from other Laws of Nature?

Chapter 2: Isn't the Law of Human Nature just a "Herd Instinct" ? Isn't the Moral Law just social convention learned through education?

Chapter 3: What are two odd things about the Human Race (paragraph 1)

Chapter 4: Has Human knowledge progressed from the theological, philosophical, to the scientific? What does Lewis say about this perceived progression?

Chapter 5: What does "universal goodness" have to do with the discussion?

Take a moment and list:

Favorite Quote:

New Idea:

I don't understand:

1 comment:

  1. Week 1 Questions:

    1. How's the law of human nature different than other Laws of Nature (Chapter 1)
    Laws of Human Nature : standard of behavior, an oughtness - right vs. Wrong. - and it doesn't go away.

    Forced to believe in a real nature, but also realize none of us are really keeping the Law. Law of Nature: the fact that we do not in fact behave , act according to it.

    2. Isn't the Law of Nature just a "herd instinct"? Isn't the moral law just a social convention learned through education? (chapter 2)
    Not exactly. Difference in feeling a desire,,inclination to act vs. what I "ought" Not a result of education

    3. What are two odd things about the human race? (Chapter 3)

    Just two? 1. We're haunted by the way we "ought" to act. 2. Nevertheless, we don't act or do so.

    4. Has human knowledge progressed from the Theological, Philosophical,to the Scientific? What does Lewis day about this perceived progression? (chapter 4).

    Not sure about progression, but modern culture gives supreme credence to the scientific. Lewis'point of science exceeding its limits of simple observation/experientation is lost on the modern community. Scientific: The point is: ".his observations would only show what we did, and the moral law is about what we ought to to"(p. 33)

    The law of Nature is something beyond ourselves - the proof is in our behavior, inability to act as we ought.

    5. What does Universal Goodness have to do with the discussion? That there is "Somebody" behind the entire notion of goodness. He is the definer and "intensely interested in right conduct and play (p. 37)".

    6. List
    - Favorite quote: "When you have reached your own room, be kind to those who have chosen different doors and to those who are still in the hall. If they are wrong they need your prayers all the more; and if they are your enemies, then you are under orders to pray for them. That is one of the rules common to the whole house" (p.12).

    New idea: differences in the concept of Law of Human Nature , etc.

    I don't understand: still how "Somebody" could provide a way for me to know Him in the midst of all my rebellion against His perfect law.