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The Resource Tracking the meaning of life : a philosophical journey, Yuval Lurie

Tracking the meaning of life : a philosophical journey, Yuval Lurie

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Tracking the meaning of life : a philosophical journey
Title
Tracking the meaning of life
Title remainder
a philosophical journey
Statement of responsibility
Yuval Lurie
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
"Critical philosophical investigation of the question: What is the meaning of life? Discusses views prominent in analytic philosophy, phenomenology, and existentialism, drawing especially on the thought of Tolstoy, Wittgenstein, Sartre, and Camus and exploring in depth the insights these thinkers offer regarding their own difficulties concerning the meaning of life"--Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lurie, Yuval
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
BD431
LC item number
.L8613 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Philosophy, Modern
Label
Tracking the meaning of life : a philosophical journey, Yuval Lurie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-332) and index
Contents
Part I: The problem of life -- Tolstoy confesses publicly and tells the story of Ivan Ilych -- A philosophical question -- An existential question -- An ancient question -- A modern question -- A defiant question -- A solution that chases a dream -- Part II: The sense of the world -- Wittgenstein turns to philosophy -- The logical limits of the world -- The cognitive limits of the world -- The ethical limits of the world -- The meaning of life as the sense of the world -- Mystical experience as a substitute for ethics -- Overcoming the problem of life -- What cannot be put into words but makes itself manifest -- Assessing Wittgenstein's view of the meaning of life -- Part III: Inventing a meaning to life -- Sartre takes the train to Dijon -- Life journeys and personal self-identity -- Attributing personal meaning to life -- A phenomenological ontology -- Freedom as a problematic human mode of existence -- An existentialist ethics -- An existentialist conception of meaning -- Affirmation through criticism -- Part IV: Loss of meaning from life -- Camus tells the stories of Meursault and of Sisyphus -- Sartre disputes camus -- Hare disputes Camus -- Nagel disputes Camus -- Meaning blindness and alien life-forms -- The soul of life -- The moral of Camus' story -- Epilogue: poor man's wisdom
Control code
63116829
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 337 p.
Isbn
9780826216526
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006000829
System control number
(OCoLC)63116829
Label
Tracking the meaning of life : a philosophical journey, Yuval Lurie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-332) and index
Contents
Part I: The problem of life -- Tolstoy confesses publicly and tells the story of Ivan Ilych -- A philosophical question -- An existential question -- An ancient question -- A modern question -- A defiant question -- A solution that chases a dream -- Part II: The sense of the world -- Wittgenstein turns to philosophy -- The logical limits of the world -- The cognitive limits of the world -- The ethical limits of the world -- The meaning of life as the sense of the world -- Mystical experience as a substitute for ethics -- Overcoming the problem of life -- What cannot be put into words but makes itself manifest -- Assessing Wittgenstein's view of the meaning of life -- Part III: Inventing a meaning to life -- Sartre takes the train to Dijon -- Life journeys and personal self-identity -- Attributing personal meaning to life -- A phenomenological ontology -- Freedom as a problematic human mode of existence -- An existentialist ethics -- An existentialist conception of meaning -- Affirmation through criticism -- Part IV: Loss of meaning from life -- Camus tells the stories of Meursault and of Sisyphus -- Sartre disputes camus -- Hare disputes Camus -- Nagel disputes Camus -- Meaning blindness and alien life-forms -- The soul of life -- The moral of Camus' story -- Epilogue: poor man's wisdom
Control code
63116829
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 337 p.
Isbn
9780826216526
Isbn Type
(hard cover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006000829
System control number
(OCoLC)63116829

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