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- DescriptionMost 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 t comfortably fit into this scheme. Often we act neither for our own sake r 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.
- Author BiographySusan Wolf is the Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of Freedom within Reason.
- Author(s)Susan Wolf
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication05/03/2012
- Series TitleThe University Center for Human Values Series
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Weight228 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Introduction byStephen Macedo
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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