Ideas from 'The Absurd' by Thomas Nagel [1971], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Mortal Questions' by Nagel,Thomas [CUP 1981,0-521-29460-6]].

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1. Philosophy / D. Nature of Philosophy / 1. Philosophy
If your life is to be meaningful as part of some large thing, the large thing must be meaningful
13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 8. Social Justification
Justifications come to an end when we want them to
23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 2. Nihilism
If a small brief life is absurd, then so is a long and large one