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Ellis, Fiona (2011) Desire, Infinity, and the Meaning of Life. Philosophy, 86 (4), pp. 483-502. [Journal Article] (Forthcoming)

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    Abstract

    In his paper ‘Truth, Invention, and the Meaning of Life’ David Wiggins identifies a certain framework in terms of which to tackle the question of life's meaning. I argue that his criticisms of this framework are justified, and develop an alternative which trades upon some themes from Hegel, Schopenhauer, and Levinas. This alternative remains in the spirit of Wiggins' own preferred standpoint, although he would take issue with its theological implications. I argue that such misgivings are misplaced, and that a move in the direction of God may be precisely what is needed if we are to provide an adequate alternative to the framework under attack.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Philosophy
    Department: Philosophy
    Depositing User: Dr Fiona Ellis
    Date Deposited: 13 May 2011 11:50
    Last Modified: 21 Nov 2015 21:30
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/999

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