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by Susan Wolf,Stephen Macedo,John Koethe,Robert M. Adams,Nomy Arpaly,Jonathan Haidt

Author: Susan Wolf,Stephen Macedo,John Koethe,Robert M. Adams,Nomy Arpaly,Jonathan Haidt
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Princeton University Press; 13340th edition (March 21, 2010)
Pages: 168 pages
Category: Other
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This book is absorbing and a pleasure to read. ―Kieran Setiya, University of Pittsburgh.

This book is absorbing and a pleasure to read. Susan Wolf is one of the clearest, most thoughtful, and most incisively elegant writers in contemporary ethics. She has an uncanny knack for putting her finger on important points and expressing them in ways that capture the imagination.

John Koethe, Robert M. Adams, Nomy Arpaly, Jonathan Haidt

Susan Wolf, Stephen Macedo, John Koethe, Robert M. Adams, Nomy Arpaly, Jonathan Haidt. Most 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 not comfortably fit into this scheme. Often we act neither for our own sake nor out of duty or an impersonal concern for the world. 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.

PDF On Dec 1, 2011, Nicole Note and others published Susan Wolf, The Meaning in. .

questions in life, such as why we are here, why there is a cosmos, why there is something. We can ponder about these questions but we will not find any definite. From the perspective of meaningfulness, this could be seen as a self-centred. activity and in that sense as not subject to meaningfulness.

In this book, she develops her ideas about meaningfulness in life with considerable subtlety, creating a work of genuine depth and importance. -John Martin Fischer, University of California, Riverside. See all Product description.

Susan Wolf, Stephen Macedo, John Koethe. Most 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

Susan Wolf, Stephen Macedo, John Koethe. 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.

Nomy Arpaly 85 Jonathan Haidt 92 Response Susan Wolf 102. Contributors 133 Index 137. This page intentionally left blank.

p. cm. - (The University Center for Human Values series) These essays were formerly lectures delivered at Princeton University in Nov. 2007. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-691-14524-2 (hardback : alk. paper) 1. Life. Nomy Arpaly 85 Jonathan Haidt 92 Response Susan Wolf 102.

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She refers to it as satisfying our pleasures or I finished reading Susan Wolf's book Meaning in Life and Why It Matters. It was a short book and really terrific.

According to her Fitting Fulfillment View, a life is meaningful insofar as its subjective attractions are to things or goals that are objectively worthwhile. She refers to it as satisfying our pleasures or I finished reading Susan Wolf's book Meaning in Life and Why It Matters.

The book contains Susan Wolf’s Tanner Lectures Meaning in Life and Why it Matters that were delivered at Princeton in 2007. Wolf’s lectures are not on the meaning of life understood as the general purpose or sanctity of human existence.

Susan Wolf, The Meaning in Life and Why It Matters. Nicole Note - 2011 - Journal of Value Inquiry 45 (4):477-482. Moral Obligations and Social Commands. Susan Wolf - 2009 - In Samuel Newlands & Larry M. Jorgensen (ed., Metaphysics and the Good: Themes From the Philosophy of Robert Merrihew Adams. Oxford University Press. Happiness and Meaning: Two Aspects of the Good Life. Nomy Arpaly - 2007 - Philosophical Studies 134 (3):457 - 465. Deconstructing Welfare: Reflections on Stephen Darwall's Welfare and Rational Care. Susan Wolf - 2006 - Utilitas 18 (4):415-426.

Most 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 not comfortably fit into this scheme. Often we act neither for our own sake nor 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.