Purpose of Life An Eastern Philosophical Vision

ISBN-10: 0761855823

ISBN-13: 9780761855828

Edition: 2011

Authors: Carlo Filice

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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 158
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Preface
Why?
Basic questions and basic answers
The scientific no-purpose view
The possible meaning of it all
Divine motives
Value as the key to it all
The gods must recognize value
Freedom is not arbitrariness
Worlds as entertainment value
Entertainment value leads to other forms of value
Gods, imagined worlds, and participation
Value is not merely in the eye of the beholder
The gods must affirm the value of an inner life
Feeling makes value
Feeling makes value. Part two
Feeling makes value. Part three
Can we really imagine god-beings?
Gods, longings, and action
The life of an active god
The gods as temporal beings
Imagining a god and its temporal element. Part two
Imagining a god and its temporal element. Part three
A god needs worlds
A god needs worlds. Part two
More divine imaginings: variety
More divine imaginings: surprise
A first summary: we are here because we enhance value
We are here because we enhance value. Part two
The value of products
The value of products. Part two
Real versus phony accomplishing
Agency
Agency and advanced free will
Reflection and multiple value standards
Autonomy and the role of culture
Autonomy and the sacred individual
Sacred individuals
Sacred individuals. Part two
Human sacredness and divine sacredness
Unfinished gods
Human sacredness and animal sacredness
Human sacredness and animal sacredness. Part two
Sacredness and duties of moral agents
Sacredness and institutional duties of moral agents
Sacredness and the just society
Sacredness and the just society. Part two
Sacredness and the just society. Part three
Sacredness and the just society. Part four
If value drives this world, why is it such a mixed bag?
Why a finite life?
Why a finite life? Part two
Combining finiteness and immortality
Combining finiteness and immortality. Part two
Why is this finite life so fragile and precarious?
Why is life seemingly unfair?
Why is life seemingly unfair? Part two
Is a multiple-lives scheme itself fair?
Is a multiple-lives scheme itself fair? Part two
Is a multiple-lives scheme the best one?
Child tragedies and one-life compensatory schemes
Is a multiple-lives scheme the best one? Part two
Is a multiple-lives scheme the best one? Part three
Is moral accomplishment the unique human purpose?
Moral accomplishments and many lives: the multiple chances issue
Moral accomplishments and many lives: fair and genuine testing
We are here for more than moral purposes
Our uniquely human purpose
The end-game
The horrors
Massive harm to innocents caused by humans
Massive harm to innocents caused by humans. Part two
Natural massive harm to innocents
Epilogue
Selected Bibliography
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