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The meaning of life : insights of the world's great thinkers

Author: William Gerber
Publisher: Amsterdam : Rodopi, 1994.
Series: Value inquiry book series, 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book aims to present the wisdom of sages, great thinkers, renowned writers, and philosophers, of many countries and time periods, in their own words, regarding life. The book also aims to place  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Gerber
ISBN: 9051836805 9789051836806 9051836910 9789051836912
OCLC Number: 246141640
Description: XVI, 282 Seiten.
Contents: Organization or Principal Parts - Part 1, The Deepest Questions About Life in General (whence came life? what is life? what is the nature of plants and animals? etc.); Part 2, The Deepest Questions About Human Life in Particular (what is unique about humanity? who am I and what am I? do humans have free will?); Part 3, The Deepest Questions About the Quality, Meaning, and Span of Our Lives (are we more like angels or like devils? what meaning if any do our lives have? how do we march from infancy to old age and death?); and Part 4, The Deepest Questions About Living in Society (what are the basic truths about sex, love, marriage, civilization, and religion?).Special Features - An appendix shows the source of every quotation included in the book. An index of authors lists the quotations taken from each author.
Series Title: Value inquiry book series, 12.
Responsibility: William Gerber.

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