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Consider, for instance, Aristotle on the human function, Aquinas on the beatific vision, and Kant on the highest good. Despite the venerable pedigree, it is only since the s or so that a distinct field of the meaning of life has been established in Anglo-American-Australasian philosophy, on which this survey focuses, and it is only in the past 20 years that debate with real depth and intricacy has appeared. Neither is true any longer.
Don't have an account? This chapter draws a distinction between the question of the Meaning of Life and the question of what, if anything, makes a life more or less meaningful. By looking at paradigms of arguably meaningless lives, the chapter builds up a characterization of a meaningful life as a life that is actively and at least somewhat successfully engaged in projects of positive value.
Susan Wolf on Meaning in Life
Annette C. This book consists of two chapters originally presented as the Tanner Lectures in Princeton in November , together with comments given on that occasion and Wolf's replies. It seems a little odd that it is Princeton, not the Tanner Foundation, which is bringing out this book, which, while it expresses thanks to the Tanner Foundation, actually fails to say that these were Tanner Lectures.
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The Meaning of Life
A fresh reflection on what makes life meaningful Most people, including philosophers, tend to classify human motives as falling into one of two categories: the egoistic or the altruistic, the self-interested or the moral. According to Susan Wolf, however, much of what motivates us does not comfortably fit into this scheme. Often we act neither for our own sake nor out of duty or an impersonal concern for the world. Rather, we act out of love for objects that we rightly perceive as worthy of love—and it is these actions that give meaning to our lives. Wolf makes a compelling case that, along with happiness and morality, this kind of meaningfulness constitutes a distinctive dimension of a good life. Written in a lively and engaging style, and full of provocative examples, Meaning in Life and Why It Matters is a profound and original reflection on a subject of permanent human concern. Open navigation menu.
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Meaning in Life. and Why It Matters
Susan R. Wolf — is a moral philosopher who has written extensively on meaning in human life. She is currently the Edna J.
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