Philosophical Views on Human Existence Term Paper by Nicky

Philosophical Views on Human Existence
A consideration of differing philosophical outlooks on the meaning of human existence.
# 127986 | 977 words | 3 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 22, 2010 in Philosophy (Metaphysics) , Philosophy (Science) , Philosophy (Religion)

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This paper examines the philosophical outlooks of several famous thinkers on the meaning of human existence. The paper begins by describing differing approaches to the role of God in human belief. Then, the paper is divided into three sections with each describing the philosophical viewpoints of noted intellectuals from different disciplines. These include Erich Fromm, Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell. The paper concludes with the author summarizing which approaches are meaningful to him.

Erich Fromm
Albert Einstein
Bertrand Russell
Personal Philosophical Perspective

From the Paper:

"Philosophers vary in their beliefs: some accept the presupposition that the value of human affairs relates to the principles thought to derive from God; others maintain that human life is not particularly valuable or meaningful inherently, any more than that of any other species. Contrary to what some may assume, it is precisely some of the philosophers and intellectual pioneers who reject an supposed profound meaningfulness of human life who have expressed some of the most humanistic points of view."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Einstein, A. (1954) Ideas and Opinions. New York: Crown
  • Mann, D., Dahn, E. (2004) Philosophy: A New Introduction. Belmont: Wadsworth.
  • Russell, B. (2002) The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell. London: Routledge.

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