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The Meaning of Life by Terry Eagleton
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Jan 16, 09

bookshelves: study-group, philosophy
Read in March, 2008

The Meaning of Life poses a lot of questions about that issue encapsulated in its title. What is the meaning of life? Is it meaningful to even discuss this question? The book raises these and other questions and seems to alternate between challenging issues that encourage thoughtful responses, and a somewhat prosaic litany of differing responses to the questions, some of which do not deserve much thought or attention. What makes the book interesting and worth persevering are the former, the issues that challenge personal beliefs and encourage thoughtful meditation on the meaning of meaning, if not life itself.
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