What is the meaning of life

What is the meaning of life - Internal purpose: the goal(s)...

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What is the meaning of life? 00:17 A bad question because: False presupposition  (presupposition-something that has to be true before the  question can have an answer) What is the meaning of life? o Is there just ONE meaning? o Is there a meaning Vague or ambiguous  The meaning of “the meaning of life” o “Life” Existence of intelligent, sentient beings (human life) Human life in  general  or a  particular  human life? o “Meaning” A relationship between signs and the things they signify Explanation? (created by God/evolved through natural selection) Purpose? External purpose: the goal for which human life is created
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Unformatted text preview: Internal purpose: the goal(s) which a human seeks to reach Actual: what a human being actually pursues Ideal: what a human being ought to pursue Link between external and internal purpose? The meaning of life: the (worthwhile) external purpose of human existence that we ought to pursue as our internal purpose But o Is there a worthwhile external purpose of life? o Do all lives have the same external purpose? o Ought we be pursuing our external purpose as our internal purpose? 00:17 00:17...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course PHIL 155 taught by Professor Manley during the Spring '09 term at USC.

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