The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life

The essays are primarily by philosophers but also include materials from literary figures and religious thinkers. As in previous editions, the readings are organized around three themes.

Author: Elmer Daniel Klemke

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015079255579

Category: Philosophy

Page: 258

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Featuring nine new articles chosen by coeditor Steven M. Cahn, the third edition of E. D. Klemke's The Meaning of Life offers twenty-two insightful selections that explore this fascinating topic. The essays are primarily by philosophers but also include materials from literary figures and religious thinkers. As in previous editions, the readings are organized around three themes. In Part I the articles defend the view that without faith in God, life has no meaning or purpose. In Part II the selections oppose this claim, defending instead a nontheistic, humanistic alternative--that life can have meaning even in the absence of theistic commitment. In Part III the contributors ask whether the question of the meaning of life is itself meaningful. The third edition adds substantial essays by Moritz Schlick, Joel Feinberg, and John Kekes as well as selections from the writings of Louis P. Pojman, Emil L. Fackenheim, Robert Nozick, Susan Wolf, and Steven M. Cahn. The only anthology of its kind, The Meaning of Life: A Reader, Third Edition, is ideal for courses in introduction to philosophy, human nature, and the meaning of life. It also offers general readers an accessible and stimulating introduction to the subject.
Categories: Philosophy

On the Meaning of Life

On the Meaning of Life

The question 'What is the meaning of life?' is one of the oldest and most difficult questions we have ever asked ourselves. John Cottingham asks why we are so preoccupied with this question and assesses some attempts to answer it.

Author: John Cottingham

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415247993

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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The question 'What is the meaning of life?' is one of the oldest and most difficult questions we have ever asked ourselves. John Cottingham asks why we are so preoccupied with this question and assesses some attempts to answer it.
Categories: Religion

What Is the Meaning of Life

What Is the Meaning of Life

These are thoughts of faith, beliefs and understanding of God's meaning of life
along with God's Word from the Holy Bible. A lot of what I have written is what
God has planned for mankind and His love for you and me. You will find God in
His ...

Author: William L. Sharrar

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453510438

Category: Poetry

Page: 166

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This book will show you God's plan for the meaning of life. It will show strength and support for each other. Wisdom, faith and understanding of God's plan will help us know the meaning of life. It gives me great joy and pleasure to share these thoughts and unspoken words with you so that you can appreciate God's plan. Our Father in heaven lets us make our own decisions in life. One can see His plan unfold in this book What is the Meaning of Life'. Although we have differences in life we can all come to know Gods love and the confidence one needs to face the world day after day. Knowing the real reason of What is the Meaning of Life' one will know ones purpose in life and Gods love for them.
Categories: Poetry

The Runner s Guide to the Meaning of Life

The Runner s Guide to the Meaning of Life

“One of the five best books on running.”—Benjamin H. Cheever, Runner’s World Magazine.

Author: Amby Burfoot

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1602391858

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life reveals as much about reaching your full potential as it does about sport. Boston Marathon winner Amby Burfoot, one of running’s wisest voices, presents 15 life lessons about passion, courage, materialism, failure, and regeneration, all learned during his more than 35 years of experience in running. He discusses a runner’s essential traits—qualities necessary for everyone striving to reach a long-term goal—as well as the writing, music, and quotes that have continually inspired him. Most important, Burfoot explains that winners are not those who cross the finish line first, but those who discover more about themselves with every step.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

ABC of Awareness

ABC of Awareness

What drives us as human beings? Why do we exist? This book explains human development with simple models. It shows ways of achieving a life full of meaning, harmony and happiness.

Author: Juerg Rohrer

Publisher: Book Series: Time for Change

ISBN: 9781419680625

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 777

What drives us as human beings? Why do we exist? This book explains human development with simple models. It shows ways of achieving a life full of meaning, harmony and happiness.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Meaning of Evolution

The Meaning of Evolution

The book may be read with equal profit and pleasure by the general reader, the student, and the expert.-Ashley Montagu, Isis This book is, without question, the best general work on the meaning of evolution to appear in our time.

Author: George Gaylord Simpson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300002297

Category: Science

Page: 364

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A world-famous scientist presents a synthesis of modern views on the principles of evolution. The result of twenty-five years of research, The Meaning of Evolution follows the rise and fall of the dynasties of life through the 2,000,000,000 years of the history of earth. It explains what forces have been acting to bring about evolution and re-examines human aims, values, and duties in the light of what science discloses of the nature of man and of his place in the history of life. The clearest and soundest exposition of the nature of the evolutionary process that has yet been written...The book may be read with equal profit and pleasure by the general reader, the student, and the expert.-Ashley Montagu, Isis This book is, without question, the best general work on the meaning of evolution to appear in our time.-The New York Times
Categories: Science

Momma and the Meaning of Life

Momma and the Meaning of Life

Momma and the Meaning of Life, by renowned psychotherapist and bestselling author Irvin D. Yalom, is an exceptionally compelling and beautifully written collection of psychological case studies.

Author: Irvin D. Yalom

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 0749927488

Category: Psychotherapist and patient

Page: 247

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Momma and the Meaning of Life, by renowned psychotherapist and bestselling author Dr Irvin D. Yalom, is an exceptionally compelling and beautifully written collection of psychological case studies. This classic medium, first popularised by Freud and, more recently, by Oliver Sacks and Yalom himself, provides a fascinating insight into the human condition and our search for happiness. Contains six absorbing case studies which reveal the intricacies of the clients' psychological landscapes. Provides a fascinating insight into the human condition and our search for happiness. Explores the unique dynamic of the relationship between therapist and clien. Wildly entertaining and deeply thoughtful, Momma and the Meaning of Life is a work of rare insight and imagination.
Categories: Psychotherapist and patient

Poetry and the Meaning of Life

Poetry and the Meaning of Life

Poetry and the Meaning of Life Throughout this book , I have argued in favor of a
different concept of literacy and literary instruction . In an education system
controlled by benchmarks , it is easy to fall into the trap of viewing literacy
education ...

Author: David Ian Hanauer

Publisher: Pippin Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 0887511066

Category: Education

Page: 95

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A poem can explain the inexplicable and express the unexpressed. This is how reading poetry enhances understanding and writing poetry helps students say things that they could not say in any other way. And it's why David Hanauer believes that poetry deserves to play a central role in classroom literacy programs. In Poetry and the Meaning of Life, David explains how teachers can use poems to help students understand and express important thoughts, feelings, and experiences. He does this by discussing theories of reading and writing and relating these to vignettes that demonstrate how real teachers in real classrooms have used poetry to put these theories into practice -- with emergent and beginning readers, with mature readers, and with English language learners. The book concludes with a clarion call to teachers to use the transformative power of poetry to encourage their students to search out the meaning in their own lives.
Categories: Education

On the Meaning of Life

On the Meaning of Life

A symposium of personal views of life from contemporary leaders.

Author: Will Durant

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B285953

Category: Life

Page: 144

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A symposium of personal views of life from contemporary leaders.
Categories: Life

The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

But since hard-core scientific rationalism itself rests on contentious philosophy,
we need not allow it to deflect us from taking an interest in the meaning of life.
Concerns about the legitimacy of the question need only be addressed if the ...

Author: Stephen Leach

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315385921

Category: Philosophy

Page: 302

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The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers reveals how great philosophers of the past sought to answer the question of the meaning of life. This edited collection includes thirty-five chapters which each focus on a major philosophical figure, from Confucius to Rorty, and that imaginatively engage with the topic from their perspective. This volume also contains a Postscript on the historical origins and original significance of the phrase ‘the meaning of life’. Written by leading experts in the field, such as A.C. Grayling, Thaddeus Metz and John Cottingham, this unique and engaging book explores the relevance of the history of philosophy to contemporary debates. It will prove essential reading for students and scholars studying the history of philosophy, philosophy of religion, ethics, metaphysics or comparative philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

The Meaning of Life Project

The Meaning of Life Project

What are people saying about The Meaning of Life Project? "Joe Mathews shares deeply personal and profound insights into what makes us act out positive and negative scripts. He is a genuine human motivator and dynamo.

Author: Joe Mathews

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595323678

Category: Self-Help

Page: 140

View: 947

You are about to embark on a guided tour of your life. You will take a quantum leap forward towards being the person you say you want to be, choosing how your life goes and pursuing what you say is important and worthwhile. What are people saying about The Meaning of Life Project? "Joe Mathews shares deeply personal and profound insights into what makes us act out positive and negative scripts. He is a genuine human motivator and dynamo." --Laurie Beth Jones, best-selling author of Jesus, CEO and The Path. "Mathews challenges, confronts, encourages, and inspires. If your life lacks purpose and direction, The Meaning of Life Project is a great source to get back on track." --Shawntel Smith (Wuerch), Miss America, 1996. "You get the sense that Mathews is looking over your shoulder, cheering for you, making sure you get the full experience." --Fred Deluca, founder of Subway Sandwiches and Salads. "You will learn how to tackle life like a champion." --Rudy Ruettiger, former Notre Dame football player and inspiration for the movie Rudy. "The Meaning of Life Project is a blueprint for experiencing the gift of life. Prepare yourself to become truly alive." --Charles Simpson, Sr. VP, Great Clips.
Categories: Self-Help

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

Lively characters, surprising twists, and thought-provoking ideas make Wendy Mass's latest novel an unforgettable read.

Author: Wendy Mass

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316058491

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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In one month Jeremy Fink will turn thirteen. But does he have what it takes to be a teenager? He collects mutant candy, he won't venture more than four blocks from his apartment if he can help it, and he definitely doesn't like surprises. On the other hand, his best friend, Lizzy, isn't afraid of anything, even if that might get her into trouble now and then. Jeremy's summer takes an unexpected turn when a mysterious wooden box arrives in the mail. According to the writing on the box, it holds the meaning of life! Jeremy is supposed to open it on his thirteenth birthday. The problem is, the keys are missing, and the box is made so that only the keys will open it without destroying what's inside. Jeremy and Lizzy set off to find the keys, but when one of their efforts goes very wrong, Jeremy starts to lose hope that he'll ever be able to open the box. But he soon discovers that when you're meeting people named Oswald Oswald and using a private limo to deliver unusual objects to strangers all over the city, there might be other ways of finding out the meaning of life. Lively characters, surprising twists, and thought-provoking ideas make Wendy Mass's latest novel an unforgettable read.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

The Meaning of Life A Very Short Introduction

The Meaning of Life  A Very Short Introduction

Terry Eagleton takes a stimulating and quirky look at this most compelling of questions: at the answers explored in philosophy and literature; at the crisis of meaning in modern times; and suggests his own solution to how we might ...

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191579033

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

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We have all wondered about the meaning of life. But is there an answer? And do we even really know what we're asking? Terry Eagleton takes a stimulating and quirky look at this most compelling of questions: at the answers explored in philosophy and literature; at the crisis of meaning in modern times; and suggests his own solution to how we might rediscover meaning in our lives.
Categories: Philosophy

Feline Philosophy

Feline Philosophy

At the heart of the book is a sense of gratitude towards cats as perhaps the species that more than any other - in the essential loneliness of our position in the the world - gives us a sense of our own animal nature.

Author: John Gray

Publisher:

ISBN: 0141988428

Category:

Page: 400

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'When I play with my cat, how do I know she is not passing time with me rather than I with her?' Montaigne There is no real evidence that humans ever 'domesticated' cats. Rather it seems that at some point cats saw the potential value to themselves of humans. John Gray's wonderful new book is an attempt to get to grips with the philosophical and moral issues around the uniquely strange relationship between ourselves and these remarkable animals. Feline Philosophy draws on Gray's own wide reading to give fascinating examples of the complex and intimate links that have defined how we react to and behave with this most unlikely 'pet'. At the heart of the book is a sense of gratitude towards cats as perhaps the species that more than any other - in the essential loneliness of our position in the the world - gives us a sense of our own animal nature.
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The Beginning and the End

The Beginning and the End

Grounded in science and committed to philosophical rigor, this book presents an evolutionary worldview where the rise of intelligent life is not an accident, but may well be the key to unlocking the universe's deepest mysteries.

Author: Clement Vidal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319380656

Category: Science

Page: 379

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In this fascinating journey to the edge of science, Vidal takes on big philosophical questions: Does our universe have a beginning and an end or is it cyclic? Are we alone in the universe? What is the role of intelligent life, if any, in cosmic evolution? Grounded in science and committed to philosophical rigor, this book presents an evolutionary worldview where the rise of intelligent life is not an accident, but may well be the key to unlocking the universe's deepest mysteries. Vidal shows how the fine-tuning controversy can be advanced with computer simulations. He also explores whether natural or artificial selection could hold on a cosmic scale. In perhaps his boldest hypothesis, he argues that signs of advanced extraterrestrial civilizations are already present in our astrophysical data. His conclusions invite us to see the meaning of life, evolution and intelligence from a novel cosmological framework that should stir debate for years to come.
Categories: Science

The Purpose of Life

The Purpose of Life

We shall try to find the meaning of the experiences in life — the intent of its
various steps and processes . Once we have found its true meaning , the
arrangement in Creation will prove entirely satisfactory . Is there a purpose in life
? If so , how ...

Author: Maximilian Beyer

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037311698

Category: Guilt

Page: 181

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Categories: Guilt

Religion and the Meaning of Life

Religion and the Meaning of Life

Explores life's meaning through the lens of belief in God and lived realities including boredom, denial of death, and suicide.

Author: Clifford Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108421560

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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Explores life's meaning through the lens of belief in God and lived realities including boredom, denial of death, and suicide.
Categories: Religion