Dignaga founded a school of Buddhist epistemology and logic.
While the question, “what is the meaning of life?” is vague, philosophers generally think that it can be separated into cosmic or global questions like “What’s it all about?” or “Why does the universe exist?” and individualistic or local questions like “How should I live?” or “What makes a life worthwhile?” Continue reading “What is the Meaning of Life?” Understanding the Question →
The Universe represented as multiple disk-shaped slices across time.
1. Facts and Meaning
All the truths of modern science are at least somewhat relevant to considerations of meaning. But why? What it is about scientific facts that make them especially germane? Continue reading Science and the Meaning of Life →
I recently received this query from a thoughtful reader:
can doubts about our ability to know–really know–anything be a legitimate source of life’s meaninglessness? Continue reading The Meaning of Life: Does It Make Sense To Talk About It? →
The Milky Way as viewed from La Silla Observatory
All my life I struggled to stretch my mind to the breaking point, until it began to creak,
in order to create a great thought which might be able to give a new meaning to life,
a new meaning to death, and to console mankind. Continue reading The Meaning of Life in a Nutshell →
Star cluster Pismis 24 with a nebula
Answers to the question of the meaning of life fall into one of three categories Continue reading Answers To The Question of Life’s Meaning →