Meaning in Life and the Meaning of Life

June 17, 2019 - June 19, 2019
Department of Philosophy, University of Graz

GEWI Sitzungszimmer, Universitätsplatz 3
Graz 8020


University of Graz

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Participation is free but please write me an email at the University of Graz address if you plan on attending.


Monday, June 17, 2019

12:45 – 13:00 Introduction and Welcome

13:00 – 14:30: James Tartaglia

The Meaning-In / Meaning-of Distinction

15:00 – 16:30: Pranay Sanklecha

Scepticism and nihilism about meaning in life

17:00 – 18:30: David Heyd

Preferring not to Be born: A Test for the Meaning of Life

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

09:00 – 10:30: Sebastian Muders

Meaning in life and perfectionism

11:00 – 12:30: Iddo Landau

Phoniness and Meaning in Life

14:00 – 15:30: Susana Monsó

Must animals’ lives be meaningless?

16:00 – 17:30: Markus Rüther

Is it important what we achieve? The role of consequences for the meaningful life

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

09:00 – 10:30: Tatjana Schnell

Researching Meaning

11:00 – 12:30: Charlie Potter

What Constitutes First-Personal Meaning

14:00 – 15:30: Jacob Fox

Relationary Meaning and the Absurdity of Life

16:00 – 17:30: Olli Pitkänen

(Dis)enchantment and the Meaning of Life


Sponsored by: Landeshauptmann und Land Steiermark, Karl-Franzens-Universität Forschungsmanagement und -Service, GEWI Dekanat

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