The Death of God and the Meaning of Life

Routledge (2003)
What is the meaning of life? In the post-modern, post-religious scientific world, this question is becoming a preoccupation. But it also has a long history: many major figures in philosophy had something to say on the subject. This book begins with an historical overview of philosophers from Plato to Hegel and Marx who have believed in some sort of meaning of life, either in some supposed "other" world or in the future of this world. Young goes on to look at what happened when the traditional structures that provided life with meaning ceased to be believed.
Keywords Life History  Meaning (Philosophy History  Spiritual life History of doctrines  Nihilism (Philosophy History  Death of God History of doctrines  Philosophy History
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Call number BD431.Y59 2003
ISBN(s) 0415307899   9780415307895   9780415841139   9780203766637   9780415841122   9780203480861
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