Is that all there is?

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2006

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Smith, Michael

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Kluwer Academic Publishers

Abstract

I take issue with two suggestions of Joel Feinberg's: first that it is incoherent to suppose that human life as such is absurd and second that a particular human life may be absurd and yet saved from being tragic by being fulfilled. I also argue that human life as such may well be absurd and I consider various responses to this.

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Keywords: Absurd; Absurdity; Albert Camus; Fulfillment; God; Godot; Good; Good for; Joel Feinberg; Justification; Pointless; Pointlessness; Self-fulfillment; Sisyphus; Thomas Nagel; Tragedy; Tragic; Value; Worth

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Journal of Ethics, The

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10.1007/s10892-005-4591-9

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2037-12-31