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John Kekes

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Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1100
Professor
Anita Lam
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 20The Meaning of LifeJohn KekesRichard Dawkins Purpose of the brain2000 Section 1 y Our lives spent through our routines problems success happiness failures y The Treadmillwhy keep goingLife is like a treadmill page 239Nature compels us to carry on struggle y Tend to not reach adulthood have no childrenInstincts to reproducereproduction less sex drive less reproduction y High sex drive morey Biology is statistical y Problem the living today we live in a privileged society not like our ancestors Have comfortable livesNo predators bears starvation no foodwelfare prestige status and selfesteem issues allInstead the problem is income very psychologicaly If we want income prestige and high selfesteem our meaning of lives is shallowwhat is important y Have the luxury to deci
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