Human Affairs 29 (4):462-469 (2019)

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Vincenzo Politi
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
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Susan Wolf maintains that the meaningfulness of a life arises when someone acts upon the subjective desire of doing something objectively valuable. This amounts to a hybrid view, which contains both subjectivist and objectivist elements. Wolf’s tentative definition of what is objectively valuable amounts to what, in this article, we define as ‘intersubjectivism’. As it will be argued, however, intersubjectivism poses a number of problems, which are exacerbated in contemporary society and which shed a new light on the problem of meaning in life.
Keywords Objectivism  Hybridism  Susan Wolf  Change of Meaning
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