The Meaning of Life
A Reader 3rd Revised edition
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Meaning of Life by E. D. Klemke
Book DescriptionFeaturing nine new articles chosen by coeditor Steven M. Cahn, the third edition of E. D. Klemke's The Meaning of Life offers twenty-two insightful selections that explore this fascinating topic. The essays are primarily by philosophers but also include materials from literary figures and religious thinkers. As in previous editions, the readings are organized around three themes. In Part I the articles defend the view that without faith in God, life has no meaning or purpose. In Part II the selections oppose this claim, defending instead a nontheistic, humanistic alternative-that life can have meaning even in the absence of theistic commitment. In Part III the contributors ask whether the question of the meaning of life is itself meaningful. The third edition adds substantial essays by Moritz Schlick, Joel Feinberg, and John Kekes as well as selections from the writings of Louis P. Pojman, Emil L. Fackenheim, Robert Nozick, Susan Wolf, and Steven M. Cahn. The only anthology of its kind, The Meaning of Life: A Reader, Third Edition, is ideal for courses in introduction to philosophy, human nature, and the meaning of life. It also offers general readers an accessible and stimulating introduction to the subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195327304
(235mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Introductory Readings in the Philosophy of Science, Paperback (November 1998)» View all books by E. D. Klemke
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