Category Archives: Meaning of Life – Classics

Jean Paul Sartre on the Meaning of Life

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Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the leading figures in 20th century French philosophy, particularly Marxism, and was one of the key figures in literary and philosophical existentialism. Continue reading Jean Paul Sartre on the Meaning of Life

Wittgenstein on the Meaning of Life

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Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (1889 –1951) was an Austrian philosopher who held the professorship in philosophy at the University of Cambridge from 1939 until 1947. He first went to Cambridge in 1911 to study with Bertrand Russell who described him as: “the most perfect example I have known of genius Continue reading Wittgenstein on the Meaning of Life

Summary of A. J. Ayer’s,”“The Claims of Philosophy”

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A.J. Ayer (1910 – 1989) was the Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London from 1946 until 1959 when he became Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford. He is one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. Continue reading Summary of A. J. Ayer’s,”“The Claims of Philosophy”