The Meaning of Life

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OUP Oxford, Feb 22, 2007 - Philosophy - 200 pages
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We have all wondered about the meaning of life. But is there an answer? And do we even really know what we're asking? Terry Eagleton takes a stimulating and quirky look at this most compelling of questions: at the answers explored in philosophy and literature; at the crisis of meaning in modern times; and suggests his own solution to how we might rediscover meaning in our lives.

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Review: The Meaning of Life (A Very Short Introductions)

User Review  - Frank Della Torre - Goodreads

The meaning of life is a quandary handled by both the crazed and comic. Indeed, one has to be nuts or a comedian to take it up. Eagleton says, “To meditate on our being in the world is part of our way ... Read full review

Review: The Meaning of Life (A Very Short Introductions)

User Review  - Isiah Velasquez - Goodreads

I finally found the meaning of life... okay not really but the book was pretty good. Terry Eagleton wrote a great book on a topic that lies at the heart of philosophy. The book consists of four ... Read full review


1 Questions and answers
2 The problem of meaning
3 The eclipse of meaning
4 Is life what you make it?

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About the author (2007)

Terry Eagleton is John Edward Taylor Professor of English at the University of Manchester. His recent publications include Holy Terror (2005); The English Novel: An Introduction (2004); After Theory (2003); Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic (2002); The Idea of Culture (2000); The Illusions of Postmodernism (1996); and Literary Theory: An Introduction (1996).

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