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The Meaning of Life

Boran Berčić

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (147 KB) str. 91-113 preuzimanja: 879* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Berčić, B. (2006). Smisao života. Filozofska istraživanja, 26 (1), 91-113. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Berčić, Boran. "Smisao života." Filozofska istraživanja, vol. 26, br. 1, 2006, str. 91-113. Citirano 20.01.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Berčić, Boran. "Smisao života." Filozofska istraživanja 26, br. 1 (2006): 91-113.
Berčić, B. (2006). 'Smisao života', Filozofska istraživanja, 26(1), str. 91-113. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 20.01.2020.)
Berčić B. Smisao života. Filozofska istraživanja [Internet]. 2006 [pristupljeno 20.01.2020.];26(1):91-113. Dostupno na:
B. Berčić, "Smisao života", Filozofska istraživanja, vol.26, br. 1, str. 91-113, 2006. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 20.01.2020.]

The author argues that the question about the meaning of life should primarily be understood as the question about the logical structure of the reasons for acting. That is, the question about the meaning of life is primarily a quest for rational reconstruction of our practical reason. The fact that many of our actions may be justified within the framework of instrumental rationality naturally suggests that at the end of the chain of justification there must be ultimate reason/s for acting. Usual candidates are happiness, objective purpose, care for others, etc. Author rejects all of these answers and argues that the framework of instrumental rationality is ill understood in this context, because many things that we do in our lives do not have only instrumental value but intrinsic value as well. That is, the author rejects the idea that there must be a single reason for acting and finally argues in favour of value pluralism.

Ključne riječi
Meaning of life; instrumental racionalism; intrinsic value; acting; logic of questions

Hrčak ID: 4596



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