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The Quest for MeaningFriends of Wisdom from Plato to Levinas$
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Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780823222773

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823222773.001.0001

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The Quest for Meaning

Adriaan T. Peperzak

Fordham University Press

This chapter presents some important issues related to the connection between philosophy, ethics, religion and the historical and social contexts of human experience. It highlights how it is in the nature of human beings to search for meaning and stresses the traditional conception that human beings are by nature rational animals. This book does not separate life and philosophy but attempts to protect philosophy from the subjectivism that influences all kinds of individual experience and evaluation.

Keywords:   philosophy, ethics, religion, human experience, human beings, rational animal, subjectivism

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