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What is the answer to life, the universe, and everything?

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2012  |  11 Views
Topics: Philosophy

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Our personal favorite answer to that is...42! Douglas Adams described his choice as "A completely ordinary number, a number not just divisible by two but also six and seven. In fact it's the sort of number that you could, without any fear, introduce to your parents." (Douglas Adams: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Notable phrases from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

On a more scholarly level, some subject terms you might try in the Library Online Catalog include:

  • Life religious aspects
  • Life sciences ethics
  • Life sciences vocation guidance
  • Existential phenomenology
  • Existential psychology
  • Self identity
  • Meaning (Philosophy)
  • Meaningless (Philosophy)
  • Cosmography
  • Cosmology

Mind you, these are just a few that might fit the bill. Your question is complex and indicates a need for a liberal arts degree with extended study in Philosophy, Theology and Psychology.  As for us, we're sticking with 42!

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