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The Resource Meaning in life and why it matters, Susan Wolf ; introduction by Stephen Macedo ; with commentary by John Koethe [and others]

Meaning in life and why it matters, Susan Wolf ; introduction by Stephen Macedo ; with commentary by John Koethe [and others]

Label
Meaning in life and why it matters
Title
Meaning in life and why it matters
Statement of responsibility
Susan Wolf ; introduction by Stephen Macedo ; with commentary by John Koethe [and others]
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Most people, including philosophers, tend to classify human motives as falling into one of two categories: the egoistic or the altruistic, the self-interested or the moral. According to Susan Wolf, however, much of what motivates us does not comfortably fit into this scheme. Often we act neither for our own sake nor out of duty or an impersonal concern for the world. Rather, we act out of love for objects that we rightly perceive as worthy of love - and it is these actions that give meaning to our lives. Wolf makes a compelling case that, along with happiness and morality, this kind of meaningfulness constitutes a distinctive dimension of a good life. Full of provocative examples, Meaning in Life and Why It Matters is a reflection on a subject of permanent human concern."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolf, Susan R
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
LC call number
BD431
LC item number
.W77 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Koethe, John
Series statement
University Center for Human Values series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life
  • Values
Label
Meaning in life and why it matters, Susan Wolf ; introduction by Stephen Macedo ; with commentary by John Koethe [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
These essays were formerly lectures delivered at Princeton University in Nov. 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / by Stephen Macedo -- Meaning in life and why it matters -- Meaning in life -- Why it matters -- Comments and response -- John Koethe -- Robert M. Adams -- Nomy Arpaly -- Jonathan Haidt -- Response / Susan Wolf
Control code
436221242
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 143 pages
Isbn
9780691145242
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009036206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)436221242
Label
Meaning in life and why it matters, Susan Wolf ; introduction by Stephen Macedo ; with commentary by John Koethe [and others]
Publication
Note
These essays were formerly lectures delivered at Princeton University in Nov. 2007
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / by Stephen Macedo -- Meaning in life and why it matters -- Meaning in life -- Why it matters -- Comments and response -- John Koethe -- Robert M. Adams -- Nomy Arpaly -- Jonathan Haidt -- Response / Susan Wolf
Control code
436221242
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 143 pages
Isbn
9780691145242
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009036206
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)436221242

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