Susan Wolf The Meaning of Lives

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Susan Wolf: The Meaning of Lives What exactly is it that makes a life meaningful? - A meaningful life is one which is actively and somewhat successfully engaged in projects of positive value. - More meaning to life than simply being a moral saint Why should we pursue a meaningful life? - The recognition of one’s place in the universe. - Living a meaningful life is recognition of the fact that there are, in fact, things of value that are independent of you. o Things would go on without me. - Having a meaningful life is like recognizing that our subjective happiness is not the only
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Unformatted text preview: thing of value within the world. o Caring only about your subjective happiness is like placing yourself in the center of the universe. View in Moral Saints: Being a moral saint is not necessarily being a better person or having a better life. Morality isnt all there is to life. We have reason to have meaningful lives but sometimes that conflicts with being a moral saint. Sometimes we have to sacrifice being...
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This document was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course PHIL 112 at UNC.

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