The Meaningful and the Worthwhile: Clarifying the Relationships


  • For comments on a talk delivered on the basis of these ideas, I am grateful to Frans Svensson and the rest of the Philosophy Department at the University of Stockholm. I am also grateful for written comments from Douglas Lackey as well as from Matthias Hoesch, Sebastian Muders, and Markus Rüther, the editors of a German collection, Glück-Werte-Sinn, which includes a close relative of this article under the title “Das Sinnvolle und das Lebenswerte: Zur Klärung ihrer Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede.” Thanks to Walter de Gruyter, the publisher in Berlin, for permission to reprint the gist of that chapter here in English.