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Meaning in Life and Why It Matters Susan Wolf
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. A happy and upright life might still be squandered on trivial pursuits. The sort of meaning a life may have is not like that Most users should sign in with their email address.
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The Meanings of Lives
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. The chapter argues that positive value is not restricted to moral value, but that what counts as having positive value is not a wholly subjective matter. Because living a meaningful rather than a meaningless life harmonizes with an acknowledgment that we are specks in a vast value-filled universe, living a meaningful life avoids practical solipsism. Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
The Meanings of Lives
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. A happy and upright life might still be squandered on trivial pursuits.
Susan R. Wolf — is a moral philosopher who has written extensively on meaning in human life. She is currently the Edna J.
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.
Meaning in Life and Why It Matters
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. To obtain focus, it tends to discuss books, influential essays, and more recent works, and it leaves aside contributions from other philosophical traditions such as the Continental or African and from non-philosophical fields e. The analytic literature can be usefully organized according to which question it seeks to answer.
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S. Wolf; Published ; Philosophy. Acknowledgments ix Introduction by Stephen Macedo xi MEANING IN LIFE AND WHY IT MATTERS Meaning in Life 1 Why.
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