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- DescriptionLife and Meaning surveys a variety of Philosophical answers to the question, a What makes life worth living?a By collecting readings from a wide range of philosophical history it gives the various perspectives on the value and meaning of life. Aspects of life which appear to make it meaningless 9death, suffering, randomness) are seen in the light of their long and varied history in philosophical literature and are subjected to careful scrutiny. The texts chosen here pose these and related issues and offer various responses. By careful selection and helpful editorial introduction Life and Meaning gives essential texts which provide the background to contemporary enquiries. Is self--realization a coherent ideal? Does it mean being true to our original nature (Rousseau) or to our potential as a rational animalsa (Aristotle)? Should we live according to our desires and in pursuit of happiness (Mill)? Should we appeal to a nature or a essencea be rejected as bad faith?
- Author BiographyOswald Hanfling is Professor of Philosophy at the Open University. He is the author of Logical Positivism (1981) and The Quest for Meaning (1987) and the editor of Fundamental Problems in Philosophy (1980) and Essential Readings in Logical Positivism (1981), Witgensteina s Later Philosophy (1989).
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication04/02/1988
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBlackwell Publishers
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight374 g
- Width156 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Edited byOswald Hanfling
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