New developments in the meaning of life

Philosophy Compass 2 (2):196–217 (2007)
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In this article I survey philosophical literature on the topic of what, if anything, makes a person’s life meaningful, focusing on systematic texts that are written in English and that have appeared in the last five years (2002-2007). My aims are to present overviews of the most important, fresh, Anglo-American positions on meaning in life and to raise critical questions about them worth answering in future work.

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Thaddeus Metz
University of Pretoria

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Philosophical Explanations.Robert Nozick - 1981 - Harvard University Press.
The View From Nowhere.Thomas Nagel - 1986 - Oxford University Press.
The Ethics of Authenticity.Charles Taylor - 1991 - Harvard University Press.

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