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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1100
Professor
Anita Lam
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 19Meaning in LifeSusan Wolf y 1997 article Happiness and meaning two aspects of lifeDefines meaning of life instinct longing for people page 232y Claims a paradigms in her culture meaningful and meaningless examples y Lives of great moral and intellectual concept y Active engagement great excitingly involved in projects of worth objective values page 232 y Subjective values tends to be shallow y Two objective valuesGreat moral accomplishmentsGreat intellectual accomplishments y Projects of worth friends personal virtues charity and religious values examplesalso objectivey Meeting a movie star crossword puzzles video games just amusements NOT satisfying deep meaning in meaning of life y Distinguishes active engagement but no projects of worth or vice versa example doctors driving a school bus Engaged projects of worth but no active engagement y Meaning arises when subjective attraction meets objective attractiveness Being a doctor is objectiv
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