The Meaning of Life
The meaning of life, as a philosophical argument, can be defined as answering the question, “what is the meaning of life?”. It is often associated with the idea of God and is often referred to as the “doctrine of divine secundity”. The meaning of life is very important to the person who is most concerned about answering this question. Many have raised many questions concerning life. The most popular of these questions concern the value of life and the reason that there is something to have a purpose or for making a living.
The philosopher Parmenides of ancient Greece argued that life is a meaningless abstract that can only be derived from experience. The other philosophers who followed after him were Aristotle, Zeno of Elea, and Seneca. The three philosophers all disagreed on whether or not there is a purpose to being human and/or if purpose or happiness is possible. However, there are some common points that all three philosophers agreed upon such as the value of human life and the idea of divine origins.
The meaning of life to some may be in direct opposition to other philosophers such as those who believe in the necessity of ethics or those who believe that happiness is an emotion that cannot be controlled. Many philosophers agree on the fact that, in order to understand the meaning of life and the concepts surrounding it, one must be a deep thinker who can contemplate many different subjects at one time. The concept of the meaning of life as a philosophical argument has also spawned its own sub-theories and ideas such as theology, sociology, psychology, and ethics. The meaning of life as a philosophy has become more popular in recent years, as more people seek explanations for their lives and why they are here.