What makes a person's life meaningful? Thaddeus Metz argues that no existing theory does full justice to the key requirements of morality, enquiry, and creativity. He offers a new answer to the question: meaning in life is a matter of intelligence contoured toward fundamental conditions of human existence.
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Table Of Contents
- Preface ; 1. Introduction: The Meaning Of Life ; Part 1: Meaning As One Part Of A Good Life ; 2. The Concept Of Meaning ; 3. The Bearer Of Meaning ; 4. The Value Of Meaning ; Part 2: Supernaturalist Theories Of Meaning In Life ; 5. Purpose Theory I: Questioning Motivations ; 6. Purpose Theory Ii: Advancing Objections ; 7. Non-purposive Supernaturalism ; 8. Rejecting Supernaturalism ; Part 3: Naturalist Theories Of Meaning In Life ; 9. Subjectivism ; 10. Objectivism I: Being Attracted, Meriting Attraction, And Promoting Consequences ; 11. Objectivism Ii: Non-consequentialism ; 12. Objectivism Iii: The Fundamentality Theory ; 13. Conclusion: The Fine Game Of Nil ; Epilogue ; Works Cited ; Index