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Why human die,what is the meaning of life [on hold]

I want to kno,why human die?what is the meaning of life. I could die tomorrow.whats the meaning of all these things?
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Criticisms on Absurdism

Camus' idea to keep the absurd alive by accepting our innate desire for meaning and even pursuing and yet not giving into hope of ever reaching a meaning to life, what he calls the revolt against the ...
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If all life will be annihilated, then why does anything matter?

Source: pp 95 and 101, What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy (1987) by Prof. Thomas Nagel. This question assumes 2 below; if 2 is false, then I can understand that 1 is false. ...
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Can a life have a trivial meaning if it's all there is?

I was thinking about (something like) Nagel's view from nowhere When one takes up this most external standpoint and views one's finite—and even downright puny—impact on the world, little of ...
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Have philosophers attributed an intrinsic value to life?

I want to know if philosophers have attributed intrinsic value to being alive. What I mean by this is, does being alive, whether a bug or a human, or a plant itself have meaning just simply by ...
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What is the philosophical doctrine that most closely corresponds to the listed positions? [closed]

I would like to ask for a possible classification of the following philosophical positions: Everything is a simple result of natural occurances and as such lacks any objective value. Even if a god ...
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Is 'meaning of life' a recent topic in philosophy?

Thaddeus Metz states in 'Meaning in Life' (2014) that: And a thorough search by professional philosophers has not been undertaken long at all, having begun in earnest only in the 1980s or so. ...
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Have someone already thought about emotions as an autopilot that takes over control as if we coudn't do things ourselves better?

Can it be that one of the meanings of life is to learn how to control emotions or to totally get rid of them? I find emotions are a very destructive and disturbing mechanism. They affect our ...
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How is the meaning of life “recursive”?

I read the following from wikipedia (which I have found quoted in various discussion forums) on the Meaning of Life. Logical positivists ask: "What is the meaning of life?", "What is the meaning ...
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Meaning of life, given all my problems have been solved

Except, of course, the problem that I am unable to find meaning in my life. Suppose I consider the meaning of my life to be A meaningful life is one that by definition has achieved choice-worthy ...
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What is the purpose of life? [mainly for non_believers] [closed]

I am aware this question has been asked quite often here; I wanted to customize the question to a certain context. other questions are also debated when this question is asked: Do we actually exist ...
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What're some solutions to the absurd?

Thomas Nagel talks about the absurd as being a necessary side-effect of consciousness, and therefor perhaps something we don't actually want to get rid of. Having said that, I'm curious to what other ...
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What is the purpose of life? Why should we live or even be created? [closed]

I have this empty feeling in life and no matter how many times I try to question myself, the answers don't seem to emerge. I feel like I don't have a purpose to live and consider myself as just one of ...
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definition of and difference between living and non living [closed]

Can anyone please help with definition of living and non-living. what is that dividing line that divides livings from non-livings.
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The “point” to an Atheists existence [closed]

I've recently become Atheist (I am 45). I've slowly transitioned from my childhood's strong Christian upbringing; through Agnostic; to the point where my rational brain has now extrapolated the ...
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Moral sense theory / Meaning of life

Moral sense theory is as follows in this tip top wiki article. Presumably ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_sense_theory I was just wondering if anyone says anything similar about the particular ...
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I have trouble formulating how to act rightly at all situations

I know by heart that life has its adversities and that we should act rightly in order to make life beautiful as possible, yet I have trouble formulating it in words, especially since there are some ...
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What is the meaning of “meaning of life” and why do people seek it?

One of the oldest questions is "What is the meaning of life?". But what does the concept of "meaning of life" actually mean? What does it mean for something to be the "meaning of life"? And why is it ...
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Isn't there an inherent contradiction in creating your own meaning in life?

I maintain that it doesn't make sense to simply "create your own meaning in life". I have come across this view, which is generally held by most humanists, pretty often, and it doesn't seem to make ...
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What are some philosophical arguments for accepting absurdity?

In absurdist philosophy, the Absurd arises out of the fundamental disharmony between the individual's search for meaning and the meaninglessness of the universe. As beings looking for meaning in a ...
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Albert Einstein on Divining the Purpose of Life

Albert Einstein once said, Strange is our situation here on Earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose. From the standpoint of daily ...
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Philosophical school of thought that negative experiece levels are set for an individual?

Is there a philosophical school of thought that states (to some effect) the level of negative experience for each individual is set throughout a persons life time, regardless of the change in life ...
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Will God ever die?

It seems to me that believing in the Big Bang theory and believing in God are not completely mutually exclusive. The Big Bang theory states that from a moment in time, caused by some conditions, the ...