THE QUESTION OFTHE MEANING OF HUMAN EXISTENCE: APHILOSOPHICAL REFLECTION ON ORTEGAYGASSET`S SHIPWRECK ANALOGY

  • Rev. Fr. Joachim Ireruke Ukutsemuya
Keywords: Human life, Meaning, Ortega Y Gasset, Society, environment, Peace and Progress

Abstract

This discourse acknowledges that the question of the meaning of human existence is real. Humans ask about the meaning of their existence. However, while the question of the meaning ofhuman existence is real, this meaningis not some tangible reality waiting somewhere to be handed over to the human person. From the philosophy of Ortega Y Gasset on the nature of human life and the place of culture, an argumentis made on what the meaning of human existence is. This write up thus submits that the meaning of existence can only be deduced from the realities around the human person, the natural and artificial environmentsthat constitute the human condition, and on the basis of the meaning derived in this manner,a direction for human activities and engagements for purposeful existence is obtained.

Published
2022-12-30
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