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The Resource On purpose : how we create the meaning of life, Paul Froese

On purpose : how we create the meaning of life, Paul Froese

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On purpose : how we create the meaning of life
Title
On purpose
Title remainder
how we create the meaning of life
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Paul Froese
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "What is your purpose in life? This simple question motivates some of our most life-altering decisions, deeply-held beliefs, and profound emotions, as well as the choices we make every single day. How we derive meaning from our existence is crucial to finding happiness, developing relationships, and building societies. In On Purpose, Paul Froese brings together data from large national and international surveys with interviews that illuminate the ways in which people from all walks of life grapple with their continuous search for reason, truth, sense, success, happiness, and-ultimately-transcendence. Froese argues that the desire to connect with something larger than oneself is a universal urge, manifested most directly, but far from solely, in religious communities. Written in vivid, accessible prose, On Purpose takes the reader on a journey through the complexities and consequences of life's most important question. From the start, Froese admits that the answer to the question is deceptively simple: our purpose is whatever we imagine it to be. But what we imagine our purpose to be depends on innumerable factors beyond our control: our wealth, race, education level, upbringing, past experiences, and community. Froese argues that one's surroundings serve as a kind of soil that can either nurture purpose or foster meaninglessness. Framing the book around six key questions, Froese refuses to collapse the meaning of life into a single authoritative answer, as self-help gurus do. Instead, he deconstructs each question to reveal the social pathways that guide people to distinctive answers. Through lively, engaging storytelling that mixes data and analysis with literary and historical examples of the quest for purpose, Froese sheds new light on a timeless and all-too-human quandary. The moral of the book is not that life has some ultimate meaning or no meaning at all, but rather that creating a purpose-driven life has always been a collective project"--
  • "On Purpose is a sociological conversation about the meaning of life. The moral of the book is not that life has some ultimate meaning or no meaning at all, but rather that a purpose-driven life was always a collective project"--
Summary
In On Purpose, Paul Froese brings together data from large national and international surveys with interviews that illuminate the ways in which people from all walks of life grapple with their continuous search for reason, truth, sense, success, happiness, and-ultimately-transcendence. Froese argues that the desire to connect with something larger than oneself is a universal urge, manifested most directly, but far from solely, in religious communities
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10465185
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Froese, Paul
Dewey number
302/.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Religion and sociology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion
  • Religion and sociology
Target audience
adult
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how we create the meaning of life
Label
On purpose : how we create the meaning of life, Paul Froese
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1: purpose -- 2: the good within -- 3: The reality of meaninglessness -- 4: self-enchantment -- 5: truth and consequences -- 6: about time -- 7: cross purposes -- 8: the moral
Control code
1497542
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780199948901
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, charts
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199948901
  • (OCoLC)908554283
Label
On purpose : how we create the meaning of life, Paul Froese
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1: purpose -- 2: the good within -- 3: The reality of meaninglessness -- 4: self-enchantment -- 5: truth and consequences -- 6: about time -- 7: cross purposes -- 8: the moral
Control code
1497542
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780199948901
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, charts
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199948901
  • (OCoLC)908554283

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