The Meaning of Life – A Philosophy of Existence

The Meaning of Life

The Meaning of Life – A Philosophy of Existence

What is the meaning of life? It has been the most important question among philosophies for centuries. There are several different answers to this question depending on who you talk to, but the important thing to note is that it is a very personal question to be asked. Most people have no idea what the meaning of life is.

Some philosophers have attempted to define the meaning of life by using different definitions of philosophy. One of the most common philosophers to question the meaning of life is philosopher John Locke who wrote one of the most influential works on the topic of philosophy. In his Essay Concerning Human Understanding, Locke suggests that the meaning of life is essentially a philosophical question that must be answered by human beings. In other writings, Locke seems to suggest that life is nothing more than an illusory, dream-like experience and that it is simply a product of the mind.

Other philosophers have also attempted to answer the question of the meaning of life but without offering any answers. Two of the most famous philosophers to give an answer to the question of what is the meaning of life are Sigmund Freud and Leo Tolstoy. Freud created an erotic concept of love and sent it to the realm of dreams and came back to it in his later years. Leo Tolstoy wrote a book entitled “The Master Mind”, which many consider to be the first philosophy of the meaning of life.