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Assessing Lives, Giving Supernaturalism Its Due, and Capturing Naturalism
: Reply to 13 Critics of Meaning in Life

Thaddeus Metz

Journal of Philosophy of Life Vol.5, No.3 (October 2015):228-278



It is astonishing to encounter in this special issue of the Journal of Philosophy of Life more than 225 pages of critical discussion of my book Meaning in Life: An Analytic Study (a précis of which can be found here in this volume). To make my reply to this great amount of penetrating thought manageable, and to make it readable, I have elected to focus on three overarching themes that capture a large majority of the analysis. ...

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