Is Life’s Meaning Ultimately Unthinkable?: Guy Bennett-Hunter on the Ineffable

Philosophia 44 (4):1247-1256 (2016)
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In this critical notice of Guy Bennett-Hunter’s book _Ineffability and Religious Experience_, I focus on claims he makes about what makes a life meaningful. According to Bennett-Hunter, for human life to be meaningful it must obtain its meaning from what is beyond the human and is ineffable, which constitutes an ultimate kind of meaning. I spell out Bennett-Hunter’s rationale for making this claim, raise some objections to it, and in their wake articulate an alternative conception of ultimate meaning.

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Thaddeus Metz
University of Pretoria


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