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Thaddeus Metz is Humanities Research Professor at the University of Johannesburg. He is the author of around one hundred professional journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopaedia entries, on a variety of topics in ethical, political, and legal philosophy.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Introduction: The Meaning of life Part 1: Meaning as One Part of a Good Life 2. The Concept of Meaning 3. The Bearer of Meaning 4. The Value of Meaning Part 2: Supernaturalist Theories of Meaning in Life 5. Purpose Theory I: Questioning Motivations 6. Purpose Theory II: Advancing Objections 7. Non-Purposive Supernaturalism 8. Rejecting Supernaturalism Part 3: Naturalist Theories of Meaning in Life 9. Subjectivism 10. Objectivism I: Being Attracted, Meriting Attraction, and Promoting Consequences 11. Objectivism II: Non-Consequentialism 12. Objectivism III: The Fundamentality Theory 13. Conclusion: the fine game of nil Epilogue Works Cited Index