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The Meaning of Meaninglessness

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


  • Philosophy,
  • Epistemology,
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Philosophy / Epistemology,
  • Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Philosophy : Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Meaninglessness (Philosophy)

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages161
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9087389M
ISBN 109024715954
ISBN 109789024715954

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  The Meaning of Meaninglessness- Teaching Thursdays Episode 55 The Better Bible Reading Podcast with Kevin Morris. Some of you might know that when it comes to the book of Ecclesiastes, scholars have been divided as to whether it should be included in the Bible. This is because there is so much confusion as to the meaning of the book. Ultimate meaning is a type of meaning that aids in the transcending the existential issues of death, isolation, freedom, and meaninglessness. I would maintain that this type of meaning necessitates relationship — with God or with other. However, it is not just relationship that achieves ultimate meaning, but a type of relationship. From the “all is vanity” howling of the book of Ecclesiastes to Samuel Beckett’s forced nihilistic grin, Dalrymple and Francis explore various ways people have tried to imagine the meaning of meaninglessness. Mostly, the book is a success. Dalrymple isn’t a believer (though he understands the wisdom of belief), while Francis is. Meaningless definition is - having no meaning; especially: lacking any significance. How to use meaningless in a sentence.

“Tartaglia's book is an intriguing contribution to the ongoing philosophical discussion regarding the meaning (or meaninglessness) of life and is written in a lucid and engaging style.” - Notre Dame Philosophical Review. Book by: 8. In The Feeling of Meaninglessness, Viktor Frankl, the founder of logotherapy, a psychotherapeutic method which focus on a will to meaning as the driving force of human life, takes a look at how the modern condition affects the human search for meaning/5. meaninglessness: 1 n the quality of having no value or significance “he resented the meaninglessness of the tasks they assigned him” Antonyms: meaningfulness the quality of having great value or significance Types: inanity, mindlessness, pointlessness, senselessness, vacuity total lack of meaning or ideas aimlessness, purposelessness the. This brings us to the central thesis of the book, the claim that meaninglessness is based on the traditional concept of meaning, the irony that the search for meaning has led and must lead to a sense of meaninglessness. In the previous chapter we saw that what opposes the recognition of projection or being-as is the objectivist view of by: 1.

At the time of Frankl's death in , Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in by: Ecclesiastes hits the bull’s eye of the convoluted mood of our meaningless age. Don’t be fooled into thinking that new is improved. Ecclesiastes is not some old book. Ecclesiastes is an eternal book. There is a vast difference between the two. An old book gets old. An eternal book never gets old. An old book is timely. An eternal book is.   On the one hand, it signifies simply the absence or lack of meaning. "Zabool" is meaningless just because it doesn't happen to mean anything. "Green flees time lessly" is meaningless, despite a certain semblance of sense, because it runs afoul Brand: Springer Netherlands. The meaning of meaninglessness. [H Gene Blocker] Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Summary: The Unity of Meaning.- 3. Meaning and Meaninglessness.- 4. The Tragic Sense of Meaninglessness.- 5. Back to Square One. Responsibility: by Gene Blocker. Reviews.