What is meaning? This thesis is about meaning both as an experienced phenomenon, and as an idea about absolute purpose. The two are shown to be intertwined, and the area of inquiry that is the problem of meaning, is shown to be broad and complex. The thesis examines three perspectives – a biological perspective represented by Erik Bendtsen, a religious perspective represented by Thomas Aquinas, and an existence-oriented perspective represented by Søren Kierkegaard. Together, these perspectives both point to common problems, and give a broader view. Nothing definite is concluded but the themes that stand out in the end are the free will as a condition for meaning, and the paradoxical nature of the question of meaning.
|Uddannelser||Filosofi og Videnskabsteori, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||28 jan. 2016|