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Nicomach
ean Ethics

Aristotle
well known
philosophe
r

Discusses
the
purpose
of life,
basically
saying
that
happiness
is the
ultimate
goal, no
matter
how it is
found,
and that
happiness
is a group
endeavor
This
Essay is
mostly a
discussion
on
different
views of
purpose,
from
spiritualis
m to
nihilism,
to godcentered
views an
more. He
states
that
happiness
is
separate
from
purpose
and
focuses
on a Godgiven
purpose
+a
plethora

-Solon
he states
that we
must see
the end to
be
happy/de
ath but
Aristotle
disagrees,
happiness
is found
throughou
t life but
possibly
in death
as well

-good for man is an activity of


the soul in accordance with
virtue, or if there are more kinds
of virtue than one, in accordance
with the best and most perfect
kind.

-Ive
mostly
read what
others
have said
along with
summarie
s made by
others.
Ive read
bits and
pieces of
course
but its
too long
to read for
my
purposes.

-Wolf
2010(mov
ie) on the
destinctio
n of
purpose
and
happiness
-Thomas
Aquinas,
Leo
Tolstoy

-meaning plausibly obtains


merely by being
the source of value. Consider
that one does not merely
want one's child to be reared
with love, but wants to be
the one who rears one's child
with love. And this desire
remains even knowing that
others would have reared
one's child with love in one's
absence, so that one's
actions are not increasing
the goodness of the state of
the universe relative to what
it would have had without
them.
-Another uncontroversial
element of the sense of
meaningfulness is that it
connotes a good that is
conceptually distinct from
happiness or rightness
-My point is that the
question of what makes a life
meaningful is conceptually
distinct from the question of

Meaning in
Life: An
Analytical
Study

Thaddeus
Metz
Oxford
Press.
Professor
at the
University
of
Johannesb
urg

-NOT HIS QUOTE


-Happiness is a butterfly, which when
pursued, is always just beyond your
grasp, but which, if you will sit down
quietly, may alight upon you
Nathaniel Hawthorne

of other
reference
s

The Myths
by Which
We Live

Leo Rosten
-An
American
writer

Walden

Henry
David
Thoreau
Free
thinker,
individuali
st and
philosophe
r

Our
Human
Need for
Happiness
and
Fulfillment
(A Letter)

Becky
Eldredge
Masters
degree in
Education
and
Pastoral
Studies

Most of
his Article
is
discussin
g Myths
weve
been told
throughou
t ife and
centered
around
politices,
but he
also
discusses
Mainly
talks
about his
transition
into living
alone and
independ
ent
alongside
his
observati
ons of life
under
such
conditions
This is a
response
to a
question
posed to
her about
fufilment

what makes a life happy or


moral, even if it turns out
that the best answer to the
question of meaning appeals
to an answer to one of these
other evaluative questions.
He
doesnt
make
many
connectio
ns, its
more of a
reflection
on life

Myth that gives me the


greatest pain, the myth that the
purpose of life is happiness, and
that you ought to have fun.
Where was it written that life is
so cheap?

More of a
reflection
so not
many

- I wanted to live deep and suck


out all the marrow of life, to live
so sturdily and Spartan-like as to
put to rout all that was not life, to
cut a broad swath and shave
close, to drive life into a corner,
and reduce it to its lowest terms.
-Rather than love, rather than
love, rather than fame, give me
truth

David
Fleming
on deeper
relationsh
ips with
God

-Our response to seeking to fill


the big ol hole in us is not a
one-time deal. However, once we
begin on our path to relationship
with God, we often find a deep
peace in response to our
restlessness that helps us stay
on our path to growing in God.

I dont
know if
theres
much to
be done
with this
one other
than
another
view on
the
purpose
of life
that its
given by

The
Buddhist
Perspectiv
e on
Human
Fulfillment
: The Pure
Land

Alfred
Bloom,
Emeritus
Professor,
University
of Hawaii

How To
Find
Purpose
And
Happiness
Each Day

Gregory L
Jantz Ph.D
and Best
Selling
Author

Discusses
the
change in
Buddhism
over the
years and
how
fulfillment
from its
teachings
has
changed
over the
years and
its
decline.
Descriptio
n on how
to obtain
happiness
in a way,
but really
more of
an
observati
on on
happiness
and how
its
obtained
through
selffulfillment

Reflects
on a lot of
Buddhist
monks of
the past
and their
observati
ons over
the years

-At the lowest point of decline


there is only teaching but no
practice or fulfillment.
- Experiencing religious despair
at his failure to maintain the
purity of mind and spirit

More of a
descriptio
n of his
views on
how to
obtain
happiness

-Unless we take intentional


action, chances are that
circumstances wont force a
change to the positive. If you are
feeling uninspired, burned out,
and depressed, its time to
actively and intentionally
participate in the course of your
life.

an outside
force
Feels like
the lack of
some sort
of sense
of
fulfillment
from their
religion/fai
th of sorts
causes a
lack of a
kind of
happiness
.

More for
use as a
perspectiv
e than
anything
else