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Philosophy and the meaning of life

K. Britton

Philosophy and the meaning of life

by K. Britton

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Published by C.U.P. .
Written in English


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Here it might, sadly, be difficult to see any meaning of life at all. The meaning is also likely to change from one phase of life to another, due to personal development, new interests, contexts, commitments and maturity.

This book is a collection of all the papers and essays published in the Special Issue “Philosophy and Meaning in Life: International Perspectives Vol.1,” Journal of Philosophy of Life, Vol.9, No.1,pp Professor Thaddeus Metz, Professor Nobuo Kurata, and I held the FirstFile Size: 1MB.

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