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Another meaning of life

9 May, 2007

“It is possible that life could have an ‘inherent’ meaning in the sense of one which none of us knows anything about – one quite different from the various meanings we fashion from it in our individual lives. …Our drives and desires may form a pattern of which we are unconscious, yet which fundamentally determines the meaning of our existence.

There may thus be a meaning to life which we are all entirely ignorant of, yet which was not put there by some super-human force like God or the Zeitgeist. …

A meaning to life put there by God, and one conjured up by ourselves may not be the only possibilities”

Terry Eagleton in The Meaning of Life

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