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On purpose : how we create the meaning of life

Author: Paul Froese
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What is your purpose in life? This simple question motivates some of our most life-altering decisions, deeply-held beliefs, and profound emotions, as well as the choices we make every single day. How we derive meaning from our existence is crucial to finding happiness, developing relationships, and building societies. In On Purpose, Paul Froese brings together data from large national and international surveys with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Froese, Paul.
On purpose.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2015
(DLC) 2015013443
(OCoLC)908554283
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Froese
ISBN: 9780199948918 0199948917 9780190262884 0190262885
OCLC Number: 922072002
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Purpose --
The good within --
The reality of meaninglessness --
Self-enchantment --
Truth and consequences --
About time --
Cross purposes --
The moral.
Responsibility: Paul Froese.

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On Purpose is a sociological conversation about the meaning of life. Drawing on a huge national survey, Paul Froese examines what is important to Americans and why.  Read more...
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The exercise of thinking about Tolstoy, the Limbaugh Dittoheads, and Oprah together is engaging of the imagination, but it is also analytically fruitful, as it invites intriguing comparative Read more...

 
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