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David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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Journal of Ethics 10 (1-2):75 - 106 (2006)
I take issue with two suggestions of Joel Feinberg's: first, that it is incoherent to suppose that human life as such is absurd, and, second, that a particular human life may be absurd and yet saved from being tragic by being fulfilled. I also argue that human life as such may well be absurd and I consider various responses to this.
|Keywords||absurd absurdity Albert Camus Joel Feinberg fulfillment God Godot good good for justification Thomas Nagel pointless pointlessness self-fulfillment Sisyphus tragedy tragic value worth|
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