Aristotelism: The Meaning And Purpose Of Human Life

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What is the purpose of my or your existence beyond the hedonistic nature and consummation that we obtain from our daily livelihood? Platonism claims that “the meaning of life is in attaining the highest form of knowledge”, however on the other hand Aristotelism argues that “being knowledged in ethics is not a form of knowledge, but it is theoretical general knowledge that is by nature our purpose of our lives and the thing for the sake of which we have come to be”. The claim in my chosen question reads “the whole point of knowledge is to produce both meaning and purpose in our personal lives”. The proposals by world’s most influential philosophers portray a conflicting nature of the purpose and meaning of knowledge itself in one’s livelihood. Furthermore, a few controversial words to be underscored in the claim present in my question are “whole point” …show more content…

In essence, an evolutionist would firmly claim when asked a question regarding the existence of human life, that the very existence of human life is due to evolution and adaptation, therefore implicitly stating that the ultimate human existence does not serve a purpose and nor a meaning since it’s just from evolution and adaptations. However an extreme religionist will argue that human life was created by god and one’s meaning and purpose in his or her life is to devout themselves to the creations of God. The philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein argued the purpose of life as “to believe in a God means to understand the question about the meaning of life” and “to pray is to think about the meaning of life”. This statement does not justify but with no clear meaning asserts that human life has a meaning and purpose just because it is a creation of god. Well, in religious faith if we all serve a purpose and meaning in life because we were created by god, to what extent do our individual knowledge play a part in

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