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"Life's Meaning"
Cambridge Companion to Life and Death (2014)
  • Steven Luper

Your life has meaning just if, and to the extent that, you achieve the aims that you devote it to freely and competently. You adopt your goals and achieve them more or less through your own efforts, so meaning is something you bestow upon your own life. These achievements are the meaning of your life. In this essay I develop this view, discuss how life’s meaning is related to its purpose and to an individual’s welfare and identity, and examine reasoning that suggests that life is absurd and show how it can be resisted.

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Steven Luper
Cambridge University Press
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Steven Luper. ""Life's Meaning"" CambridgeCambridge Companion to Life and Death (2014)
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