Definition Essay : Meaning Of Life

1845 Words May 2nd, 2016 8 Pages
Since the dawn of time humanity has been asking the same question. What is the meaning of Life?
The simple fact that we have found no conclusive answer to the question speaks for itself as to the complexity and difficulty of the question. However while there has been no single ‘meaning’ that has been accepted by all, throughout history different philosophers have argued countless points on the topic. This essay will address the question itself and whether it is one worth asking, it will touch on whether life can have meaning and if so, how is that meaning prescribed? It will also discuss what the purpose of life is. Whether given by god, evolution or assigned by ourselves. It also raises the problem of humanity never being satisfied with an answer to the question. This essay aims to present some of these arguments surrounding the ‘meaning of life’ and will suggest that people give their own meanings to life and should find their own purpose for it.

There is an inherent problem with the question itself. When we ask ‘what is the meaning of life’? The question itself could be seen to refer to asking for the meaning of the linguistic term ‘life’. This has caused many philosophers to doubt the questions practicality. The question is flawed, however it would seem churlish to simply abandon a question humanity has spent several Millennia contemplating. Therefore, “It seems more appropriate to try and interpret it and reformulate it in a way that can be more clearly and…

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