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The Resource Meaning in life and why it matters, Susan Wolf ; introduction by Stephen Macedo ; with commentary by John Koethe [and others]

Meaning in life and why it matters, Susan Wolf ; introduction by Stephen Macedo ; with commentary by John Koethe [and others]

Label
Meaning in life and why it matters
Title
Meaning in life and why it matters
Statement of responsibility
Susan Wolf ; introduction by Stephen Macedo ; with commentary by John Koethe [and others]
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Most people, including philosophers, tend to classify human motives as falling into one of two categories: the egoistic or the altruistic, the self-interested or the moral. According to Susan Wolf, however, much of what motivates us does not comfortably fit into this scheme. Often we act neither for our own sake nor out of duty or an impersonal concern for the world. Rather, we act out of love for objects that we rightly perceive as worthy of love - and it is these actions that give meaning to our lives. Wolf makes a compelling case that, along with happiness and morality, this kind of meaningfulness constitutes a distinctive dimension of a good life. Full of provocative examples, Meaning in Life and Why It Matters is a reflection on a subject of permanent human concern."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolf, Susan R
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Koethe, John
Series statement
The University Center for Human Values series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Values
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Life
  • Values
  • Etik
  • Livets mening
  • Livsföring
Label
Meaning in life and why it matters, Susan Wolf ; introduction by Stephen Macedo ; with commentary by John Koethe [and others]
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / by Stephen Macedo -- Meaning in life and why it matters -- Meaning in life -- Why it matters -- Comments and response -- John Koethe -- Robert M. Adams -- Nomy Arpaly -- Jonathan Haidt -- Response / Susan Wolf
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ocn593295813
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 143 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781400834594
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786612531545
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 253154
  • 22573/cttmbgq
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593295813
Label
Meaning in life and why it matters, Susan Wolf ; introduction by Stephen Macedo ; with commentary by John Koethe [and others]
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / by Stephen Macedo -- Meaning in life and why it matters -- Meaning in life -- Why it matters -- Comments and response -- John Koethe -- Robert M. Adams -- Nomy Arpaly -- Jonathan Haidt -- Response / Susan Wolf
Control code
ocn593295813
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 143 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834594
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786612531545
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 253154
  • 22573/cttmbgq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593295813

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