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Meaning of Life : A Reader - (Paperback)

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Featuring twenty-five insightful selections by prominent philosophers, literary figures, and religious thinkers, The Meaning of Life: A Reader, Fourth Edition, serves as an ideal core text for courses on the meaning of life and introduction to philosophy courses where the topic is emphasized. 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 readings address whether the question of the meaning of life is itself meaningful. The fourth edition adds selections reflecting Buddhist and Confucian thought and also features a new Part IV on the end of life, raising issues about how our perspectives on death affect our understanding of the meaning of life.
Number of Pages: 260
Genre: Philosophy
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Language: English
Street Date: June 26, 2017
TCIN: 52736387
UPC: 9780190674199
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-7960
$37.95

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