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Unformatted text preview: ful to the extent that they contribute to the advance of freedom or a classless society Aquinas Tolstoy Hegel Marx The Meaning of Life: Other Views • Nihilism: life is a constant struggle; satisfaction of needs produces only boredom and more struggle • Subjective meaning/personal choice: Kierkegaard : an “authentic” life is not based on doing what feels right (the aesthetic) or what is rational/universal (the moral) but on a leap of faith, a commitment to personally chosen goals J.-P. Sartre : life has meaning only in terms of our choices; to believe otherwise is “bad faith” A. Schopenhauer (1788-1860) (1905-80) (1813-55)...
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