The Meaning of Life
One of the enduring debates in philosophical inquiry concerns the meaning of life. The purpose of life is to involve all living things in a common good, and to maximize the enjoyment of it. Human beings are the wondrous expression of the laws of nature and the power of the universe. Yet, how can they be said to contribute to the common good? How can we decide what is important in life? How do we define meaning?
Modern science has redefined humankind’s relationship with the world, freeing it from many of the limitations of previous eras. It has also changed the way we view our relationships with others and the meaning of life. From biological positivism to secular humanism, the meaning of life has undergone a transformation from an idea to an object. While this change may seem drastic, it has left us with more questions than answers.
The meaning of life is intangible, and it is not always obvious to others. We often find ourselves in situations that are not in our control. That’s why the search for meaning is so difficult. Whether or not we know the truth is an individual matter and therefore, we are free to choose what to believe. The goal of life is to find the highest form of knowledge, which is the Idea of the Good. The Form of the Good, which is the highest form of knowledge, is the source of all good things.