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The Search for Meaning

A Short History

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The Search for Meaning by Dennis Ford
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In "The Search for Meaning: A Short History", Dennis Ford explores eight approaches human beings have pursued over time to invest life with meaning and to infuse order into a seemingly chaotic universe. These include myth, philosophy, science, postmodernism, pragmatism, archetypal psychology, metaphysics, and naturalism. In engaging, companionable prose, Ford boils down these systems to their bare essentials, showing the difference between viewing the world from a religious point of view and that of a naturalist, and comparing a scientific worldview to a philosophical one.Ford investigates the contributions of the Greeks, Kant, and William James, and brings the discussion up-to-date with contemporary thinkers. He proffers the refreshing idea that in today's world, the answers provided by traditional religions to increasingly difficult questions have lost their currency for many and that the reductive or rationalist answers provided by science and postmodernism are themselves rife with unexamined assumptions.

Author Biography

Dennis Ford is the author of Sins of Omission: A Primer on Moral Indifference (1990).
Release date NZ
January 23rd, 2009
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
320
Dimensions
140x210x20
ISBN-13
9780520257931
Product ID
2667690

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