Is that all there is?

The Journal of Ethics 10 (1-2):75 - 106 (2005)
Abstract
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
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2006, 2007
DOI 10.1007/s10892-005-4591-9
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 31,786
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
A Life Not Worth Living?Craig Paterson - 2003 - Studies in Christian Ethics 16 (2):1-20.
Life is Not Absurd.S. Jack Odell - 1983 - Metaphilosophy 14 (3-4):240-248.
What is a Person.Michael F. Goodman (ed.) - 1988 - Clifton: Humana Press.
Is Life of Infinite Value?Dena S. Davis - 2001 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 11 (3):239-246.
The Absurdity of Life.Steven Luper - 1992 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 52:1-17.
Added to PP index
2009-01-28

Total downloads
170 ( #31,392 of 2,231,512 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
9 ( #54,771 of 2,231,512 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature