Meaning in Life and Why It Matters:

Meaning in Life and Why It Matters:

by Susan Wolf
     
 

"Susan Wolf's picture of what makes life meaningful is at once powerful and down to earth, deeply argued but unpretentious. Part of Wolf's persuasive force comes from her stylish prose and cool treatment of profound concerns. This book is absorbing and a pleasure to read."—Kieran Setiya, University of Pittsburgh

"Susan Wolf is one of the clearest,

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"Susan Wolf's picture of what makes life meaningful is at once powerful and down to earth, deeply argued but unpretentious. Part of Wolf's persuasive force comes from her stylish prose and cool treatment of profound concerns. This book is absorbing and a pleasure to read."—Kieran Setiya, University of Pittsburgh

"Susan Wolf is one of the clearest, most thoughtful, and most incisively elegant writers in contemporary ethics. She has an uncanny knack for putting her finger on important points and expressing them in ways that capture the imagination. In this book, she develops her ideas about meaningfulness in life with considerable subtlety, creating a work of genuine depth and importance."—John Martin Fischer, University of California, Riverside

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691154503
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/25/2012
Series:
University Center for Human Values Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
253,455
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction by Stephen Macedo xi

MEANING IN LIFE AND WHY IT MATTERS

Meaning in Life 1

Why It Matters 34

COMMENTS AND RESPONSE

John Koethe 67

Robert M. Adams 75

Nomy Arpaly 85

Jonathan Haidt 92

Response Susan Wolf 102

Contributors 133

Index 137

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