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The Meaning of Life: A Reader 3rd Edition

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"Not only does this book deliver on the topic, but readers also gain an insightful perspective on human nature. The editors allos readers to make their own interpretation, which adds to the excellence of the book. The Meaning of Life: A Reader should be considered a valuable addition to the scholarship of this topic."--Mindy Young, Dialogue


"The book includes a broad selection of some of the best philosophical writings on the question of the meaning of life; there is no other volume like this one."--Timothy Shanahan, Loyola Marymount University


"Klemke and Cahn have done a masterful job amassing historical and contemporary writings that students should grapple with as they question the meaning of life."--Mary Domski, University of New Mexico


"The third edition of this reader provides a strong foundation for helping students to think critically and systematically about the nature of reality and the meaning of life."--Dawn Jakubowski, University of Central Arkansas


About the Author

Klemke is a professor of philosophy at Iowa State University.

Steven M. Cahn is one of America's most distinguished teachers of philosophy. He has authored or edited more than forty books as well as numerous articles, most in the fields of metaphysics, philosophy of religion, ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of education. Among his works are FATE, LOGIC, AND TIME; SAINTS AND SCAMPS: ETHICS IN ACADEMIA, 25th Anniversary Edition; FROM STUDENT TO SCHOLAR; A CANDID GUIDE TO BECOMING A PROFESSOR; PUZZLES & PERPLEXITIES: COLLECTED ESSAYS, Second Edition; EXPLORING ETHICS, Second Edition (ED.); POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY; THE ESSENTIAL TEXTS, Second Edition (ED.); THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION DEBATE, Second Edition (ED.); EXPLORING PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION (ED.); and CLASSICS OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY, Seventh Edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: The Meaning of Life: A Reader
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 3 edition (October 11, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195327306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195327304
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.7 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #337,122 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A great collection of pieces written by people who have their own unique perspective on the meaning of life.
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I am happy with my order. I plan to use this book for my class and I am happy with the product.
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By TNgirl on February 26, 2014
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Well I do not really enjoy reading, or reading philosophy for that matter. However, the book was in great shape, came relatively quickly, and was a great price. That is why I am rating so highly. (And the book is not that bad.)
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