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Tracking the meaning of life : a philosophical journey

Author: Yuval Lurie
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006.
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"Critical philosophical investigation of the question: What is the meaning of life? Discusses views prominent in analytic philosophy, phenomenology, and existentialism, drawing especially on the thought of Tolstoy, Wittgenstein, Sartre, and Camus and exploring in depth the insights these thinkers offer regarding their own difficulties concerning the meaning of life"--Provided by publisher.
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Lurie, Yuval.
Tracking the meaning of life.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2006000829
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yuval Lurie
ISBN: 9780826265319 0826265316 9780826216526 0826216528
OCLC Number: 191935391
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 337 pages)
Contents: Part I: The problem of life --
Tolstoy confesses publicly and tells the story of Ivan Ilych --
A philosophical question --
An existential question --
An ancient question --
A modern question --
A defiant question --
A solution that chases a dream --
Part II: The sense of the world --
Wittgenstein turns to philosophy --
The logical limits of the world --
The cognitive limits of the world --
The ethical limits of the world --
The meaning of life as the sense of the world --
Mystical experience as a substitute for ethics --
Overcoming the problem of life --
What cannot be put into words but makes itself manifest --
Assessing Wittgenstein's view of the meaning of life --
Part III: Inventing a meaning to life --
Sartre takes the train to Dijon --
Life journeys and personal self-identity --
Attributing personal meaning to life --
A phenomenological ontology --
Freedom as a problematic human mode of existence --
An existentialist ethics --
An existentialist conception of meaning --
Affirmation through criticism --
Part IV: Loss of meaning from life --
Camus tells the stories of Meursault and of Sisyphus --
Sartre disputes camus --
Hare disputes Camus --
Nagel disputes Camus --
Meaning blindness and alien life-forms --
The soul of life --
The moral of Camus' story --
Epilogue: poor man's wisdom.
Other Titles: Be-ʻiḳvot mashmaʻut ha-ḥayim.
Responsibility: Yuval Lurie.
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"Critical philosophical investigation of the question: What is the meaning of life? Discusses views prominent in analytic philosophy, phenomenology, and existentialism, drawing especially on the thought of Tolstoy, Wittgenstein, Sartre, and Camus and exploring in depth the insights these thinkers offer regarding their own difficulties concerning the meaning of life"--Provided by publisher.

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