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Meaning in Life

Thaddeus Metz


It is only in the last 50 years that life’s meaning has become a distinct field in Western philosophy, and merely in the last 25 or so that debate with real substance and complexity has appeared. Using systematic, critical discussion of recent Anglo-American philosophical literature as a springboard, Thaddeus Metz’s Meaning in Life: An Analytic Study defends several original claims about what would make a person’s life meaningful. Metz’s overarching goal in the book, an instance of ‘analytic existentialism’, is to rigorously answer the question, ‘What (if anything) do all the conditions that m ... More

Keywords: Analytic Existentialism, Fundamentality, God’s Purpose, Meaning of Life, Self-Transcendence, ‘The Good, the True, and the Beautiful’

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199599318
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599318.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thaddeus Metz, author
University of Johannesburg

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