A Significant Life

A Significant Life

Human Meaning in A Silent Universe

Book - 2015
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What makes for a good life, or a beautiful one, or, perhaps most important, a meaningful one? Throughout history most of us have looked to our faith, our relationships, or our deeds for the answer. But in A Significant Life, philosopher Todd May offers an exhilarating new way of thinking about these questions, one deeply attuned to life as it actually is: a work in progress, a journey -- and often a narrative. Offering moving accounts of his own life and memories alongside rich engagements with philosophers from Aristotle to Heidegger, he shows us where to find the significance of our lives: in the way we live them. --Publisher's description.
Contents: A meaningful life?
Is happiness enough?
Narrative values
Meaningful lives, good lives, beautiful lives
Justifying ourselves to ourselves
Conclusion: not everything, but something
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: 128 M
Characteristics: xi, 197 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780226235677


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