There have been several instances when the topic of the meaning of life comes up, and people often pose these two questions: “What is the meaning of existence?” and “What’s my purpose in life?”. This comparative analysis of Samuel Beckett’s “WAITING FOR GODOT” and Henrik Ibsen’s “A DOLL’S HOUSE” can be divided in terms of which question it seeks to answer. This study endeavor to discuss starting off with what modifies the condition of Nora, Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo), regarding their beliefs, and to engage in questioning their own life’s value. Values, which the motive power behind purposeful action that we seek to achieve or maintain according to our life as the standard of evaluation (Landauer, Rowlands, Values. importanceofphilosophy.com).
Further, Nagel says, “we cannot live human lives without energy and attention, nor without making choices, which show that, we take some things more seriously than others.” These two view points collide and make our lives absurd because we ignore the doubts that we know cannot be settled, continuing to live with nearly undiminished seriousness in spite of them. (Nagel,5) 3. Further, life is absurd according to Nagel because “nothing we do now will matter in a million years” and because “we are tiny specks in the infinite vastness of the universe.” But I think that our lives absurdity has more to do with the daily routines we get caught in our lives become almost a trap because of work or school and we continue to do
However, there are some other philosophers, including Immanuel Kant, who object this argument, disputing facts about the existence of God. In light of this prelude, this paper intends to focus on discussing Kant’s objection to the Ontological Argument proposed by Anselm, and bring in light the different views of both Kant and Anselm in regards to the claim
Meaning of Meaning in Life Meaning of “Meaning in life” , is not a logical Quote but When the topic of the meaning of life comes up, people often pose one of two questions: “So, what is the meaning of life?” and “What are you talking about?”. If someoneasks what is Meaning of Life,, he is not usually questioning for the definition of the sentence or word , phrases knowingly or unknowingly. So what i think may be the explanation for the existence of living things or presence of life. One Side of the field of life's meaning consists systematic approach to clarify what people mean when they ask in view of what life has meaning. This addresses different dimensions of the talk of “life's meaning” (and of “significance,” “importance,” and other
Or even, that all of our goals and aspirations that we strive towards will no longer matter in the future, or even that our goals in it-self aren’t actually real. But Nagel also argues, that because he believes that life is mostly absurd, he thinks that we should not take life so seriously because we will not exist at some point, because no one on earth can live forever. He also thinks that even if we as humans, indeed do believe life is absurd, that we shouldn’t even care about that statement, because we shouldn’t be taking life as seriously as we could. Nagel decides that the best way to approach life is in an ironic cynical way, because of his views on life’s
Do we go to heaven? Do we go to hell? Does our spirit live on? Does our soul find a different person? Many questions can arise from the thought of immortality.
Helen Izbor Professor Mark McEvoy PHI 014S 21 February 2018 Life Is a Big Surprise, Perhaps Death Will Turn Out To Be Even a Bigger One The trail of paradoxes, the only subvocal trail worth a human’s dauntless disturbed nous, is incessantly walking on a knife edge. Quietly contemplating inside ourselves, we persistently ask the fundamental question of the purpose of man’s existence on Earth. For if we are temporary guests living in an unending fear behind lingering and inexorable predefinition of faith; or a precious matter which will be later transformed in an astronomical matrix through the process of leaving the flesh in the tangible macrocosm we inhabit. In his essay The Absurdity of Life without God, philosopher William Lane Craig argues that people cannot retain a “happy and consistent life” (Craig, p.12) if they support an atheistic world outlook. The author builds his argumentation by exposing the melancholic hollowness and foreordination of inane pagans’ existence.
Human life is relatively essential especially when individuals make their lives productive by finding the real purpose of living. Several scholars and philosopher have attempted to explain the meaning of life, while on the other hand, others have come up with arguments to justify or explain death. Thus, this essay will seek to explain the meaning of life and also attempt to answer the question as to whether death is bad using ideologies from two scholars: Susan Wolf and Thomas Nagel. Susan Wolf holds two approaches to the meaning of life. Firstly, she suggests that life involves active engagement in activities of positive value.
That is our choice the way we live our temporary life and the way we make it meaningful for ourselves What is the meaning of life? Why we exist here? What are we living for? These questions are asked, discussed and argued by many philosophers around the world to look for a significance of people’s living or existence in general. In “My confession”, Leo Tolstoy also discussed about this philosophical matter.
Despite disagreements they all agreed that this movement focused on the primary question. Why do we exist? What is the purpose of life? Thus, it can be said as a philosophy that deals with life’s unanswered questions. It emphasizes the importance of man as an individual being who has to rely solely on himself to survive in this vast world.