Meaning in Life

2014.06.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thaddeus Metz, Meaning in Life, Oxford University Press, 2013, 269pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199599318. Reviewed by Stewart
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2014.06.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Thaddeus Metz, Meaning in Life, Oxford University Press, 2013, 269pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199599318. Reviewed by Stewart Goetz, Ursinus College Within approximately the last fifteen years, there has been a resurgence of interest among professional philosophers in the meaning of life. No one has done more to contribute to the growing body of literature on the topic than Thaddeus Metz. His new book is an important, deeply engaging, and first-rate contribution to the literature on the meaning of life. Metz develops a realist theory of meaning in life that he believes “provides a convincing explanation of . . . the many particular ways in which life can be meaningful” (7). Metz assumes that meaningfulness is a feature of a person’s life, as opposed to something like the cosmos (3), can be exhibited by an individual’s life in part or as a whole (4), comes in... Read More

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