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A Meaningful life

Shand, John (2019). A Meaningful life. Human Affairs, 29(4) pp. 434–444.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1515/humaff-2019-0038
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Abstract

There can be no such thing as the meaningful life, but only a meaningful life for a particular life as it is lived. Thus, there are meaningful lives, which are lives that make sense and are sufficiently aligned, these two characteristics being honed successively by the limits of a particular contingent form of life, a particular individual of that form of life, and a particular time in the life of that individual. Only the form of a meaningful life may be given, which is sense and alignment, whereas its content may only be determined by the individual whose life it is.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 Institute for Research in Social Communication, Slovak Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 1210-3055
Keywords: meaning; sense; alignment; life; limits
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 68094
Depositing User: ORO Import
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2019 10:09
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 10:25
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/68094
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