Does it matter that nothing we do will matter in a million years?

Dialogue 46 (1):3-25 (2007)
People have inferred that our lives are absurd from the supposed fact that nothing we do will matter in a million years. In this article, I critically discuss this argument for absurdity. After explaining how two refutations in the literature fail to undermine the best version of the argument, I produce several considerations that together do take much of the force out of the argument. I conclude by suggesting that these considerations not only refute this argument for absurdity, but also constitute a motivation to be moral
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DOI 10.1017/S0012217300001530
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Richard Taylor (2009). The Meaning of Life. In Steven M. Cahn (ed.), Philosophy Now. Oxford University Press 13-14.

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