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The Resource God and the meanings of life : what God could and couldn't do to make our lives more meaningful, T.J. Mawson

God and the meanings of life : what God could and couldn't do to make our lives more meaningful, T.J. Mawson

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God and the meanings of life : what God could and couldn't do to make our lives more meaningful
Title
God and the meanings of life
Title remainder
what God could and couldn't do to make our lives more meaningful
Statement of responsibility
T.J. Mawson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Some philosophers have thought that life could only be meaningful if there is no God. For Sartre and Nagel, for example, a God of the traditional classical theistic sort would constrain our powers of self-creative autonomy in ways that would severely detract from the meaning of our lives, possibly even evacuate our lives of all meaning. Some philosophers, by contrast, have thought that life could only be meaningful if there is a God. God and the Meanings of Life is interested in exploring the truth in both these schools of thought, seeking to discover what God could and couldn't do to make life meaningful (as well as what he would and wouldn't do). Mawson espouses a version of the 'amalgam' or 'pluralism' thesis about the issue of life's meaning - in essence, that there are a number of different legitimate meanings of 'meaning' (and indeed 'life') in the question of life's meaning. According to Mawson, God, were he to exist, would help make life meaningful in some of these senses and hinder in some others. He argues that whilst there could be meaning in a Godless universe, there could be other sorts of meaning in a Godly one and that these would be deeper."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mawson, T. J
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.M4
LC item number
M385 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Life
  • Life
  • God
Label
God and the meanings of life : what God could and couldn't do to make our lives more meaningful, T.J. Mawson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Nine
  • Chapter Ten
  • Chapter One
  • Chapter Two
  • Chapter Three
  • Chapter Four
  • Chapter Five
  • Chapter Six
  • Chapter Seven
  • Chapter Eight
Control code
033428701
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781474212557
Lccn
2016018005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
God and the meanings of life : what God could and couldn't do to make our lives more meaningful, T.J. Mawson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter Nine
  • Chapter Ten
  • Chapter One
  • Chapter Two
  • Chapter Three
  • Chapter Four
  • Chapter Five
  • Chapter Six
  • Chapter Seven
  • Chapter Eight
Control code
033428701
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9781474212557
Lccn
2016018005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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