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Unformatted text preview: then, according to Feinberg, and hence to see how our lives can have an immanent meaning, we must get clear about which sorts of activities in our lives can have intrinsic worth, not merely instrumental worth. As he puts the point: "Some activities carry their own point within themselves, and for that reason, whatever their envisioned or actual consequences they are not pointless." (168) (Notice: to get clear about which sorts of activities in life have instrinsic worth is in effect to find good reason to reject the second premise of the "Instrumental Worth Argument" in our discussion of Nagel.) So what sorts of activities in life can be said to have intrinsic worth? They are, according to Feinberg (169- 70), activities of self- fulfillment. And what, in turn, are these? Essentially, activities that flow from, and also develop, our distinctly...
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