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The meaning of life, equality and eternity

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We present an analysis of a notion of the meaning of life, according to which our lives have meaning if we spend them intentionally producing what has value for ourselves or others. In this sense our lives can have meaning even if a science-inspired view of the world is correct, and they are only transient phenomena in a vast universe. Our lives are more or less meaningful in this sense due to the difference in value for ourselves and others we intentionally create while leading them. These i...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s10892-019-09296-0

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Philosophy
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Verlag Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Ethics Journal website
Volume:
23
Issue:
2
Pages:
223–238
Publication date:
2019-06-21
Acceptance date:
2019-06-05
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EISSN:
1572-8609
ISSN:
1382-4554
Source identifiers:
1012012
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pubs:1012012
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uuid:acc96fff-eff8-4da7-ba56-75d7519ec2e5
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pubs:1012012
Deposit date:
2019-06-12

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