Chapter

Instead of an Introduction

Adriaan T. Peperzak

in The Quest for Meaning

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780823222773
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235810 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823222773.003.0001
Instead of an Introduction

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This chapter presents some important issues related to the connection between philosophy, ethics, religion and the historical and social contexts of human experience. It highlights how it is in the nature of human beings to search for meaning and stresses the traditional conception that human beings are by nature rational animals. This book does not separate life and philosophy but attempts to protect philosophy from the subjectivism that influences all kinds of individual experience and evaluation.

Keywords: philosophy; ethics; religion; human experience; human beings; rational animal; subjectivism

Chapter.  2017 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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