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On meanings of life : their nature and origin

Author: Jerome Eckstein
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2002.
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"Addressing the question of what makes life meaningful, Jerome Eckstein explores the ways in which we can heighten or diminish the quality of our life experience. He focuses on two contrasting attitudes toward life experiences: "interested" (goal-oriented) and "intraested" (non-goal-oriented, i.e., something directed only at itself) and shows that both attitudes are important and necessary in order to make life  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Eckstein, Jerome.
On meanings of life.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2002021023
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome Eckstein
ISBN: 9780791488041 0791488047 9780791454824 0791454827
OCLC Number: 794701337
Notes: OldControl:muse9780791488041.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 165 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 Intraestedness and Meanings of Life --
Ch. 2 Excursus to Objectivity and Postmodernism --
Ch. 3 Suicide and Meanings of Life --
Ch. 4 Uncertainty, Religion, and Meanings of Life --
Ch. 5. Wholeness Primordial and Vicarial --
Ch. 6 Epilogue.
Responsibility: Jerome Eckstein.

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"Addressing the question of what makes life meaningful, Jerome Eckstein explores the ways in which we can heighten or diminish the quality of our life experience. He focuses on two contrasting attitudes toward life experiences: "interested" (goal-oriented) and "intraested" (non-goal-oriented, i.e., something directed only at itself) and shows that both attitudes are important and necessary in order to make life meaningful. Philosophy, psychology, religion, myth, poetry, and music are all brought to bear on such specific life-meaning issues as work, play, love, art, neurosis, and happiness, and in a touching epilogue, Eckstein discusses his own life meanings in terms of metaphysical loneliness, laughter, and dignity."--Jacket.

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