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The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers

by Stephen Leach (Editor), James Tartaglia (Editor)

Other authors: Raymond Angelo Belliotti (Contributor), Mark Bernier (Contributor), Joseph S. Catalano (Contributor), Arindam Chakrabarti (Contributor), Bridget Clarke (Contributor)29 more, David E. Cooper (Contributor), John Cottingham (Contributor), Will Desmond (Contributor), Nader El-Bizri (Contributor), Edward Feser (Contributor), Terry F. Godlove (Contributor), Pedro Blas González (Contributor), A.C. Grayling (Contributor), Reza Hosseini (Contributor), Samuel Imbo (Contributor), Alfred L. Ivry (Contributor), Monte Ransome Johnson (Contributor), Richard Kim (Contributor), Genevieve Lloyd (Contributor), A.A. Long (Contributor), Alan Malachowski (Contributor), William McBride (Contributor), Lissa McCullough (Contributor), Thaddeus Metz (Contributor), Wendell O'Brien (Contributor), Joshua W. Seachris (Contributor), Mark Siderits (Contributor), David Skrbina (Contributor), Svavar Hrafn Svavarsson (Contributor), Frans Svensson (Contributor), Jonathan Webber (Contributor), Amy E. Wendling (Contributor), Robert Wicks (Contributor), Catherine Wilson (Contributor)

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The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers reveals how great philosophers of the past sought to answer the question of the meaning of life. This edited collection includes thirty-five chapters which each focus on a major philosophical figure, from Confucius to Rorty, and that imaginatively engage with the topic from their perspective. This volume also contains a Postscript on the historical origins and original significance of the phrase ¿the meaning of life¿. Written by leading experts in the field, such as A.C. Grayling, Thaddeus Metz and John Cottingham, this unique and engaging book explores the relevance of the history of philosophy to contemporary debates. It will prove essential reading for students and scholars studying the history of philosophy, philosophy of religion, ethics, metaphysics or comparative philosophy.… (more)
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Leach, StephenEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tartaglia, JamesEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Belliotti, Raymond AngeloContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bernier, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Catalano, Joseph S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chakrabarti, ArindamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clarke, BridgetContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cooper, David E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cottingham, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Desmond, WillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
El-Bizri, NaderContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Feser, EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Godlove, Terry F.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
González, Pedro BlasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grayling, A.C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hosseini, RezaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Imbo, SamuelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ivry, Alfred L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Johnson, Monte RansomeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kim, RichardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lloyd, GenevieveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Long, A.A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Malachowski, AlanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McBride, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCullough, LissaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Metz, ThaddeusContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Siderits, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Skrbina, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Svavarsson, Svavar HrafnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Svensson, FransContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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The Meaning of Life and the Great Philosophers reveals how great philosophers of the past sought to answer the question of the meaning of life. This edited collection includes thirty-five chapters which each focus on a major philosophical figure, from Confucius to Rorty, and that imaginatively engage with the topic from their perspective. This volume also contains a Postscript on the historical origins and original significance of the phrase ¿the meaning of life¿. Written by leading experts in the field, such as A.C. Grayling, Thaddeus Metz and John Cottingham, this unique and engaging book explores the relevance of the history of philosophy to contemporary debates. It will prove essential reading for students and scholars studying the history of philosophy, philosophy of religion, ethics, metaphysics or comparative philosophy.

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