Unformatted text preview: a result of being so deeply satisfied/content, death holds no terror over you because you know that you will die satisfied with the life you lived. Most often this is not the case, according to Martin satisfaction is only temporary. Thus, the battle rages on. In retrospect, Martin argues a valid view, which does a good job of mediating the two extreme views of Taylor and Nagel. I feel that the biggest strength that results from this argument is the manner in which Martin presented his view. He made the audience feel as if they could become satisfied and find a true meaning to their life (unlike Nagel), but at the same time did a good job of explaining that their human instincts to desire more would most always be their foe. On the other hand, Martin only confirms that humans live Sisyphisian existences by explaining that an individual can never be completely satisfied....
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- Spring '08
- Philosophy, Meaning of life, good woman, Fast Car, Raymond Martin, Connor Scribner Philosophy