The question of life's meaning is a paradigmatic philosophical question, but it is also a very practical question with which students and readers can relate. ON THE MEANING OF LIFE has two main aims. The first aim is to explore different perspectives on the meaning of life through contrasting Western and Eastern, existential and phenomenological, and other approaches. The second aim is to argue for specific answers as to the nature of the meaning of life. The Wadsworth Philosophical Topics Series presents readers with concise, timely, and insightful introductions to a variety of traditional and contemporary philosophical subjects. With this series edited by Robert Talisse of Vanderbilt University, philosophy students will be able to discover the richness of philosophical inquiry across a wide array of concepts, including hallmark philosophical themes and topics typically underrepresented in mainstream philosophy publishing. Written by a distinguished list of scholars who have been noted for their exceptional teaching abilities, this series presents the vast sweep of today's philosophical exploration in highly accessible and affordable volumes. These books will prove valuable to philosophy teachers and their students as well as to other readers who share a general interest in philosophy.
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