susan wolf meaning of life and why it matters pdf

Susan Wolf Meaning Of Life And Why It Matters Pdf

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A Review of Susan Wolf's Meaning in Life and Why it Matters

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.

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The Meanings of Lives

Many of our ebooks are available for purchase from these online vendors:. Many of our ebooks are available through library electronic resources including these platforms:. 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.

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.

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. Afterward, it considers texts that provide answers to the more substantive question about the nature of meaningfulness sections 2—3.

Susan Wolf on Meaning in Life

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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.

Solow The Lives of Animals by J. Coetzee Truth v. The University Center for Human Values series These essays were formerly lectures delivered at Princeton University in Nov Includes bibliographical references and index.

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