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Embodiment and the meaning of life

Author: Jeff Noonan
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2018] ©2018
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"The long tradition of pessimism in philosophy and poetry notoriously laments suffering caused by vulnerabilities of the human body. The most familiar and contemporary version is antinatalism, the view that it is wrong to bring sentient life into existence because birth inevitably produces suffering. Technotopianism, which stems from a similarly negative view of embodied limitations, claims that we should escape  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Noonan, Jeff, author.
Embodiment and the meaning of life.
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018.
(CaOONL)2017907444X
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Noonan, Jeff.
Embodiment and the meaning of life.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1024311369
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Noonan
ISBN: 9780773553484 0773553487 9780773553491 0773553495 9780773553934 0773553932 9780773553941 0773553940
OCLC Number: 1012761403
Description: xiv, 263 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Do suffering and death prove that life is not worth living? --
If life is worth living, is it worth living forever? --
Time as extrinsic limit and matrix of freedom --
Frames of finitude and non-alienated labour I : dependence, disease, and old age --
Frames of finitude and non-alienated labour II : relationships, life-projects, and risk --
Death and the ethical wholeness of life --
Conclusion : Tragedy and life-value.
Responsibility: Jeff Noonan.

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A brazen defence of the good of human limitations in the face of naive technological optimism.  Read more...

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