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On purpose : how we create the meaning of life

Author: Paul Froese
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is your purpose in life? This simple question motivates some of our most life-altering decisions, deeply-held beliefs, and profound emotions, as well as the choices we make every single day. How we derive meaning from our existence is crucial to finding happiness, developing relationships, and building societies. In On Purpose, Paul Froese brings together data from large national and international surveys with
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Froese
ISBN: 9780199948901 0199948909
OCLC Number: 908554283
Description: 245 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Purpose --
The good within --
The reality of meaninglessness --
Self-enchantment --
Truth and consequences --
About time --
Cross purposes --
The moral.
Responsibility: Paul Froese.

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