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Meaning in Life: The Harmony of Nature and Spirit

Irving Singer


This final book in the Meaning in Life trilogy studies the interaction between nature and the values that define human spirituality. It examines the ways in which we overcome suffering in life by resolving our sense of being divided between them, and suggests that the accord between nature and spirit arises from an art of life which affords meaning, happiness, and love by employing the same principles as those that exist in all artistic achievements. The book argues that it is through the meaningfulness created by imagination and idealization that we make life worth living. This human art form ... More

Keywords: spirituality, suffering, nature, spirit, art of life, meaning, happiness, love, imagination, idealization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262513586
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262513586.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irving Singer, author