On Living a More Meaningful Life [thesis]

Jacob Jerod Pease
In this dissertation, I differentiate between the philosophical questions of "What is the meaning of life?" and "What is involved in coming to live a more meaningful life?"; the aim of the dissertation is to provide an answer to the latter, but not the former, question. Previous attempts to distinguish between more and less meaningful lives have appealed to the notion of objective values; my account attempts to distinguish between more and less meaningful lives by appealing, not to the notion
more » ... not to the notion of objective values, but rather to the extent to which individuals actualize their capacities to have deep concerns and to live in accordance with them.
doi:10.18130/v37s0d fatcat:4wv4clmifrdine2zw4oxesmppq