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Author Himmelmann, Beatrix
Title On Meaning in Life
Imprint Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2013
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Note Intro -- Introduction -- Happiness and the Meaning of Life -- Meaningful but Immoral Lives? -- Individual, Society, and Teleology: An Aristotelian Conception of Meaning in Life -- Meaning and Narratives -- Contingency and the Quest for Meaning -- Meaningfulness, Eternity and Theism -- Meaning of Life: Peter Wessel Zapffe on the Human Condition -- Touched By the Universe: The Source of Meaning According to K.E. Løgstrup -- Perfectionism and Non-Perfectionism in Camus's Myth of Sisyphus -- Contributors -- Index
The question of meaning in life is as relevant and central as ever - in spite of all attempts at declaring it senseless. It does not disappear. But how should we deal with this question today? The collection presents a wide range of approaches, discussing subjectivist and objectivist answers, confronting concepts of meaning with notions of happiness and morality, and considering the idea of human life's meaning both sub specie aeternitatis and in view of the world's finitude and contingency. The volume assembles contributions from leading scholars in the field
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Himmelmann, Beatrix On Meaning in Life Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc.,c2013 9783110323894
Subject Life.;Meaning (Philosophy)
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