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Unformatted text preview: picture of meaningless, pointless toil, of a meaningless existence that is absolutely never redeemed. (134) We might be inclined to think that our lives have no immanent meaning if we think that, objectively considered, they are sufficiently similar to Sisyphus’s life, i.e., if we think that there's nothing objective within the immanent realm that could give our lives a meaning. And Taylor thinks that we might be driven to think this in turn by considering how, objectively considered, the lives of non- human animals are sufficiently similar to Sisyphus’s life: there seems to be nothing within the immanent realm that gives non- human animals' lives a meaning. Consider, by way of illustration, the New Zealand glow worms: [T]here are caves in New Zealand, deep and dark, whose floors are quiet pools and whose walls and ceilings are...
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