The Meaning of Life: A Very Short Introduction

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OUP Oxford, Apr 24, 2008 - Philosophy - 128 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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User Review  - m.gilbert - LibraryThing

This book has a funny title, but it is actually quite good. It was written by respected literary critic Terry Eagleton, whose lucid writing style is always entertaining and informative. At only 100 ... Read full review

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What do we mean when we ask, "What is the meaning of life?" Eagleton (cultural theory, Univ. of Manchester;Literary Theory: An Introduction ) skirmishes wittily with philosophers who want to know if ... 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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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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