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The Meaning of Life

School of Life

£10.50

A practical guide to one of the greatest questions we will ever face.

To wonder too openly or intensely about the meaning of life can seem a peculiar, ill-fated and faintly ridiculous pastime. It can seem like a topic on which ordinary mortals cannot make much progress. In truth, it is for all of us to wonder about, define and work towards a more meaningful existence.

This book considers a range of options for where the meaning of life is to be found, including love, family, friendship, work, self-knowledge and nature. We learn why certain things feel meaningful while others don't, and consider how we might introduce more meaning into our activities. What follows is a hugely thought-provoking as well as a practical guide to one of the greatest questions we will ever face.

Chapters Include:

Sources of Meaning

  1. Love
  2. Family
  3. Work
  4. Friendship
  5. Culture 
  6. Politics
  7. Nature
  8. Philosophy

Obstacles to Meaning

  1. Vague self-understanding
  2. Provincialism
  3. Selflessness
  4. Immortality
  5. The art of storytelling

135 pages

17 x 13 cm