Foundations of Science 21 (2):275-277 (2016)

Cheshire Calhoun
Arizona State University
According to Wolf’s fitting fulfillment view, meaningfulness depends on the person’s subjective attraction to an activity being grounded in ‘reasons of love’ that concern the objective value of those activities. In this short comment, I argue that ‘reasons of love’—and thus reasons for regarding as meaningful—are not limited to those having to do with the objective value of activities and relationships, but include also what I call ‘reasons for the initiated’ and ‘reasons for me’.
Keywords Ends  Fitting fulfillment  Objective value  Reasons of love
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DOI 10.1007/s10699-014-9386-7
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