The African vital force theory of meaning in life

@article{Agada2020TheAV,
  title={The African vital force theory of meaning in life},
  author={A. Agada},
  journal={South African Journal of Philosophy},
  year={2020},
  volume={39},
  pages={100 - 112}
}
  • A. Agada
  • Published 2020
  • Sociology
  • South African Journal of Philosophy
In this article, I present and try to defend the vital force theory of the meaning of life with particular focus on the transcendentalist dimension of the theory, on which an immanentist interpretation ultimately depends. I argue that the appeal to God as the ultimate guarantor of meaning follows from the recognition of the pessimism and nihilism that a wholly naturalistic account of meaning engenders. Since the individual is not an absolute value and must ultimately surrender the life she so… Expand

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