The hope for the ultimate sense of life

Author/s Francesco Crespi
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2014/51 Language Italian
Pages 12 P. 127-138 File size 274 KB
DOI 10.3280/LAS2014-051009
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Considering the distinction between sense and meaning and the fact that the quest for an ultimate sense of our life is unavoidable for any human being as in himself characterised by self-consciousness, the essay shows that, due to the essential ambivalence of self-consciousness, caught within its connatural opposed needs of differentiation from and identification with forms of determination, a conclusive solution towards defining the sense of life is impossible. Between the philosophical positions stressing the non-sense of life and the religions pretending to positively reveal the whole sense of it, a more realistic awareness of our limits leads to a fragile hope for an ultimate sense

Francesco Crespi, Speranza nel senso ultimo in "SOCIETÀ DEGLI INDIVIDUI (LA)" 51/2014, pp 127-138, DOI: 10.3280/LAS2014-051009