Meaninglessness

Author: M. A. Casey
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739105283
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What would the world be like if we no longer needed meaning? Australian sociologist Michael Casey's revealing work charts the collapse of the metaphysical world and the innate human need for meaning. With the decline of Christianity and the demise of secular universalism in the west, the meaning and value of metaphysical culture has been replaced by an entirely new post-metaphysical world. In Meaninglessness, Casey revisits the social theory of Nietzsche, Freud, and Rorty, in order to conceive how this post-metaphysical culture may take shape in the third millennium. Framing questions of enduring significance to contemporary social and political theory in a new methodological light, this work will appeal to scholars and general readers interested in sociology, post-modernism, cultural studies, political theory, and philosophy.
Meaninglessness
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: M. A. Casey
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Lexington Books

What would the world be like if we no longer needed meaning? Australian sociologist Michael Casey's revealing work charts the collapse of the metaphysical world and the innate human need for meaning. With the decline of Christianity and the demise of secular universalism in the west, the meaning and value
The Meaning of Meaninglessness
Language: en
Pages: 146
Authors: G. Blocker
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-06 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

What does "meaningless" mean? On the one hand, it signifies simply the absence or lack of meaning. "Zabool" is meaningless just because it doesn't happen to mean anything. "Green flees time lessly" is meaningless, despite a certain semblance of sense, because it runs afoul of certain fundamental rules of linguistic
The Feeling of Meaninglessness
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: Viktor Emil Frankl, Andrew Tallon
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

In this book, internationally known Viennese psychiatrist and philosopher Viktor E. Frankl, author of Man's search for Meaning, looks at the human condition in our times. We have never lived under such comfortable conditions, but perhaps never before has it become so clear to us that even if our basic
The Concept of Meaninglessness
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Edward Erwin
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-12-01 - Publisher: JHU Press

He then tries to show how the concept of meaninglessness, when interpreted in the manner he suggests, can be profitably used by philosophers, despite the many persuasive objections to its use that philosophers have raised in their disputes over it.
Banalization of Nihilism, The
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Karen L. Carr
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

After a historical and conceptual overview of the changing face of nihilism in the last century, Carr examines Nietzsche’s diagnosis of nihilism as modernity’s major crisis. She then compares the responses to nihilism given by the early Karl Barth and by Richard Rorty. To some, nihilism is losing its crisis