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4. Is life what you make it?

4. Is life what you make it?  

Terry Eagleton

in The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777219
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532179.003.0004
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199532179
The word ‘life’ is just as problematic as ‘meaning’. ‘Is life what you make it?’ looks at the word ‘life’ in the question: ‘what is the meaning of life?’. Not even an individual life adds ... More
2. The problem of meaning

2. The problem of meaning  

Terry Eagleton

in The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777219
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532179.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199532179
With the question ‘What is the meaning of life?’ we see problems with every word in the question. Some might argue that the word ‘what’ should be substituted with ‘who’. What does ‘meaning’ ... More
The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction  

Terry Eagleton

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777219
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199532179.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199532179
The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction shows how centuries of thinkers — from Shakespeare and Schopenhauer to Marx, Sartre, and Beckett — have tackled the conundrum of ... More

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