Category Archives: Meaning of Life – Objective

Objective Meaning of Life

Allegory with a portrait of a Venetian senator (Allegory of the morality of earthly things), attributed to Tintoretto, 1585

(This post summarizes and comments on the posts of the last two weeks.)

Ellin’s suggestion that the moral life provides meaning is fruitful, as is Thomson’s suggestion that we add intellectual and aesthetic value for fully meaningful lives. Continue reading Objective Meaning of Life

Thaddeus Metz: “The good, the true, and the beautiful: toward a unified account of great meaning in life”

Thaddeus Metz is Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. He grew up in Iowa and received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1997. Continue reading Thaddeus Metz: “The good, the true, and the beautiful: toward a unified account of great meaning in life”

Summary of Susan Wolf’s, “Happiness and Meaning: Two Aspects of the Good Life”

Susan R. Wolf (1952 – ) is a moral philosopher who has written extensively on meaning in human life. She is currently the Edna J. Koury Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She addresses the topic of the meaning of life, among other places, in her essay: “Happiness and Meaning: Two Aspects of the Good Life.” Continue reading Summary of Susan Wolf’s, “Happiness and Meaning: Two Aspects of the Good Life”