Journal of Philosophy of Life 5 (3):50-65 (2015)

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Masahiro Morioka
Waseda University
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The aim of this paper is to propose a new approach to the question of meaning in life by criticizing Thaddeus Metz’s objectivist theory in his book Meaning in Life: An Analytic Study. I propose the concept of “the heart of meaning in life,” which alone can answer the question, “Alas, does my life like this have any meaning at all?” and I demonstrate that “the heart of meaning in life” cannot be compared, in principle, with other people’s meaning in life. The answer to the question of “the heart of meaning in life” ought to have two values, yes-or-no, and there is no ambiguous gray zone between them. I believe that this concept constitutes the very central content of meaning in life.
Keywords Thaddeus Metz  Meaning of Life  Interpersonal Comparison
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Meaning in Life: An Analytic Study.Thaddeus Metz - 2013 - Oxford University Press.

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