"The Meanings of Lives" Discussion Questions

Susan Wolf
  1. According to Wolf, what sense can be made of the question, “What is the Meaning of Life” (with capital letters)?
  2. Wolf thinks that there has to be more than a subjective aspect to meaningfulness. What does this mean, and why does Wolf think it?
  3. How does Wolf propose to connect the question of the meaningfulness of individual lives with the question of the Meaning of Life?
  4. What makes a life meaningful for Wolf? Describe the cases of meaningless lives through which Wolf arrives at this understanding. Be sure to explain why these cases drive Wolf to understand what makes a life meaningful in the way that she does.
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