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Meaningfulness and its links with experience, language and emotion

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In this thesis I am concerned with the possibility of meaningfulness of life: I examine sceptical problems which threaten the possibility of meaningfulness and then outline the basis of an account of meaningfulness.

In part I I look at sceptical problems concerning the relationship between experience and reality. I argue that global scepticism about the external world can be ruled out. I then offer an inclusivist account of reality according to which the relationship between experi...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
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Publication date:
1997
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Language:
English
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602335741
Deposit date:
2013-06-22

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