Purpose or Meaning of Life

  • Ernest Furchtgott
Part of the The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging book series (SSAD)


In the previous chapter, our discussion of the self was largely based on its mainstream quantitative treatment in academic psychology. A somewhat different approach to the self has come from philosophy, namely, existentialism, which actually represents several related systems.


Life Satisfaction Life Story Personal Meaning Death Anxiety Academic Psychology 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernest Furchtgott
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  1. 1.Late of the University of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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