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Metz's Quest for the Holy Grail

@inproceedings{Tartaglia2015MetzsQF,
  title={Metz's Quest for the Holy Grail},
  author={James Tartaglia},
  year={2015}
}
This paper is a critique of the new paradigm in analytic philosophy for investigating the meaning of life, focusing on Meaning in Life as the definitive example. Metz relies upon intuition, and reflection upon recent analytic literature, to guide him to his ‘fundamentality theory’. He calls this a theory of ‘the meaning of life’, saying it may be ‘the holy grail’. I argue that Metz’s project is not addressed to the meaning of life, but a distinct issue about social meaning; and that by… Expand
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