Meaning in Life and Why It Matters

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Publication Year
2012
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Abstract

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 loveā€•and it is these actions that give meaning to our lives.

Pages
162
Publisher
Princeton University Press
ISBN
0691154503