God and Meaning: New Essays

2017.02.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joshua W. Seachris and Stewart Goetz (eds.), God and Meaning: New Essays, Bloomsbury, 2016, 265pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2017.02.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Joshua W. Seachris and Stewart Goetz (eds.), God and Meaning: New Essays, Bloomsbury, 2016, 265pp., $29.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781628927634. Reviewed by Katherine Dormandy, University of Innsbruck Meeting a non-philosopher can elicit the question, "So what is the meaning of life?" On the spot I might until recently have found myself thinking (if not answering) something like, "That's what I studied philosophy to figure out, but actually we don't discuss it much". Why not? "It's too complex", "The question is too ambiguous", "Meaning is too closely tied to an externally defined purpose, which you won't believe life has unless you're a supernaturalist". But I am now glad to report that there is a growing literature on the meaning of life, and even gladder that anti-supernaturalist presuppositions (helpfully discussed in Joshua W. Seachris and Stewart Goetz's introduction) do not constrain the contributors to God and. . .

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