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The human predicament : a candid guide to life's biggest questions / David Benatar.

Benatar, David, (author.).

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Summary:

"Are our lives meaningful, or meaningless? Is our inevitable death a bad thing? Would immortality be an improvement? Would it be better, all things considered, to hasten our death by suicide? Many people ask these big questions - and some people are plagued by them. Surprisingly, analytic philosophers have said relatively little about these important questions about the meaning of life. When they have tackled the big questions, they have tended, like popular writers, to offer comforting, optimistic answers. [This book] invites readers to take a clear-eyed and unfettered view of the human condition." --Jacket.
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Baker County Library 128 .B456h 2017 (Text) 37814003256576 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 06/21/2021 Checked out 08/13/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780190633813
  • ISBN: 0190633816
  • Physical Description: xix, 264 pages ; 19 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-255) and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Are our lives meaningful, or meaningless? Is our inevitable death a bad thing? Would immortality be an improvement? Would it be better, all things considered, to hasten our death by suicide? Many people ask these big questions - and some people are plagued by them. Surprisingly, analytic philosophers have said relatively little about these important questions about the meaning of life. When they have tackled the big questions, they have tended, like popular writers, to offer comforting, optimistic answers. [This book] invites readers to take a clear-eyed and unfettered view of the human condition." --Jacket.
Subject: Life.
Meaning (Philosophy)

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