A Significant Life: Human Meaning in a Silent Universe

2015.08.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Todd May, A Significant Life: Human Meaning in a Silent Universe, University of Chicago Press, 2015, 197pp., $25.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.08.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Todd May, A Significant Life: Human Meaning in a Silent Universe, University of Chicago Press, 2015, 197pp., $25.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226235677. Reviewed by Thaddeus Metz, University of Johannesburg Todd May's book is a thoughtful, widely accessible, and comprehensive account of meaning in life. By meaning in life, I have in mind the question of what, if anything, can make an individual (human) person's existence significant and not, say, what the purpose of the human race as a whole is, which question these days professional philosophers often signify with talk of the meaning of life. May more or less supposes from the outset that there is no meaning of life, i.e., that there is neither a God who created human life for a purpose nor some other property such that the universe makes sense or gives us a reason to live one way rather than another or even to live at all. Supposing that... Read More

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