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Questioning the Meaning of Life

Summary: Questions concerning the Meaning of Life are legion. This essay takes a PHILOSOPHICAL look at the subject, examining many of the answers that have been proposed throughout history.
`Where did we come from"', `Why are we here"', `Where are we going"'. These are questions which surface, centre stage, at some point in most people's lives. For philosophers, and others, they constitute the core problem known traditionally as the Meaning of Life.

It might be thought that the first task in considering the question of the `Meaning of Life' is to define the key terms: `Life' and `Meaning'. However, the meanings of `Meaning' are many; and `Life' itself could be seen as not so much a separate entity, but rather, the totality of those meanings to which I have alluded. Anyway, I shall take `Life' in this context to mean HUMAN life, and the meaning of this life as, specifically, the condition of our existence so far as we bring this into question.

The question of life's meaning is not simply an exercise in...

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