David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Theology 20 (1/2):227-242 (2008)
Camus and James are not often thought to have much in common. But both agree that “Is life worth living?” is a fundamental philosophical question, and an examination of the views of each as to what constitutes a life that is worth living reveals striking similarities. Although James freely uses the language of religion which Camus adamantly avoids, they agree that a life worth living is marked by a sense of intimacy and communion with others and with the world itself—and by a resolve to fight against the evils that threaten well-being
|Keywords||Va ue Value of Life William James Camus|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Brooke Alan Trisel (2007). Judging Life and Its Value. Sorites (18):60-75.
Kathleen O'Dwyer (forthcoming). Camus' Challenge: The Question of Suicide (Is Life Worth Living). Journal of Humanistic Psychology.
Aaron Smuts (2013). Five Tests for What Makes a Life Worth Living. Journal of Value Inquiry 47 (4):1-21.
William James (1895). Is Life Worth Living? International Journal of Ethics 6 (1):1-24.
Thaddeus Metz (2014). Life Worth Living. In Alex Michalos (ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-being Research. Springer 3602-05.
Thomas Davidson (1896). Is Life Worth Living? International Journal of Ethics 6 (2):231-235.
Aaron Smuts (2013). To Be or Never to Have Been: Anti-Natalism and a Life Worth Living. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (4):1-19.
James Yeates (2012). Quality Time: Temporal and Other Aspects of Ethical Principles Based on a “Life Worth Living”. [REVIEW] Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 25 (4):607-624.
Hyunseop Kim (2013). The Uncomfortable Truth About Wrongful Life Cases. Philosophical Studies 164 (3):623-641.
Louis G. Lombardi (1983). Inherent Worth, Respect, and Rights. Environmental Ethics 5 (3):257-270.
Ernest W. Hankamer (2006). Reply to “Is the Unexamined Life Not Worth Living?”. Teaching Philosophy 29 (1):37-39.
William James (1897). The Will to Believe. New York, Longmans, Green and Co..
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads49 ( #88,657 of 1,911,418 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #177,396 of 1,911,418 )
How can I increase my downloads?