What Is The Meaning of Life?

Being 'awake' makes life full, and those going through transformative experiences know this

According to scientific materialism, we human beings are just chemical machines (“throwaway survival machines,” to quote the arch-materialist Richard Dawkins) whose only purpose is to survive and reproduce, so that our genes can continue. Otherwise there isn’t really much of consequence in our lives. We may attempt to create other kinds of meaning – for example, by following a religion, trying to become rich or famous, or trying to make the world a better place – but all we’re really doing is following our genetic and neurological programming. Even our consciousness – the feeling of having experience inside our own heads – may not really exist, or is just a kind of shadow of our brain activity. 

However, I take the rather unfashionable view that there is meaning to life. I don’t think we are just ghost-like entities living inside our machine-like bodies with an indifferent machine-like

Continue reading

Enjoy unlimited access to the world's leading thinkers.

Start by exploring our subscription options or joining our mailing list today.

Start Free Trial

Already a subscriber? Log in

Join the conversation

Liz Bee 2 September 2021

I truly adored reading your posting electrolysis this is awesome! thanks for sharing!

Jorge Joatson 12 January 2021

Who want to know the meaning of life? I find some perfect things which make my data perfect, this is only because i start to share more where you can easily be just understand those https://www.essaywritingland.com/ things which are going to be happen in your life and you have to maintain your life must.