The Journal of Ethics 19 (3-4):379-408 (2015)

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Mark Rowlands
University of Miami
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Through the examination of the lives of several immortal beings, this paper defends a version of Moritz Schlick’s claim that the meaning of life is play. More precisely: a person’s life has meaning to the extent it there are things in it that the person values intrinsically rather than merely instrumentally and above a certain threshold of intensity. This is a subjectivist account of meaning in life. I defend subjectivism about meaning in life from common objections by understanding statements about life’s meaning in quasi-realist terms.
Keywords Immortality  Instrumental  Intrinsic  Meaning of life  Quasi-realism
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