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Author Eckstein, Jerome.

Title On meanings of life [electronic resource] : their nature and origin / Jerome Eckstein.

Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2002. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012)

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 165 pages)
Note OldControl:muse9780791488041.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-158) and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: Ch. 1 Intraestedness and Meanings of Life -- Ch. 2 Excursus to Objectivity and Postmodernism -- Ch. 3 Suicide and Meanings of Life -- Ch. 4 Uncertainty, Religion, and Meanings of Life -- Ch. 5. Wholeness Primordial and Vicarial -- Ch. 6 Epilogue.
Summary "Addressing the question of what makes life meaningful, Jerome Eckstein explores the ways in which we can heighten or diminish the quality of our life experience. He focuses on two contrasting attitudes toward life experiences: "interested" (goal-oriented) and "intraested" (non-goal-oriented, i.e., something directed only at itself) and shows that both attitudes are important and necessary in order to make life meaningful. Philosophy, psychology, religion, myth, poetry, and music are all brought to bear on such specific life-meaning issues as work, play, love, art, neurosis, and happiness, and in a touching epilogue, Eckstein discusses his own life meanings in terms of metaphysical loneliness, laughter, and dignity."--Jacket.
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Subject Meaning (Philosophy)
Indexed Term "Multi-User"
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Eckstein, Jerome. On meanings of life. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2002 (DLC) 2002021023
ISBN 9780791488041 (electronic bk.)
0791488047 (electronic bk.)
9780791454824 (print)
0791454827 (print)
0791454819 (alk. paper)
0791454827 (pbk. ; alk. paper)