• Meaning of Life

    Human Progress is not Enough.

    We all have an interest in human progress. Whether it be the accumulation of knowledge, removal of disease, increase in prosperity, decline in murder, or a wealth of other worthy aims, we want to see human life get better over time. However, for some people, being ‘part of history’ or devoting oneself to human advancement is the source of their meaning in life. It is the ‘something’ that transcends their own value and grants them purpose for their lives. Without it, they think their life would be pointless.  The view that human progress can provide an ultimate meaning for one’s life goes back at least as far as Hegel. Hegel’s…