Levit Leonid

Levit Leonid

«MEANINGLESSNESS» AND «MEANING»: UNDERRATED ASPECTS

 

Abstract. The author of the paper wishes to give a more strict definition of meaning with the help of the opposite notion – namely, meaninglessness. In the dictionaries, the last one is usually associated with lack of intelligence and uselessness. Thus, a high level of intelligence and the utility of a person’s actions (her egoism) should be considered the priority-driven characteristics of the meaning notion. The conclusions obtained substantially redefine the construct of meaning.

Key words: meaninglessness, hedonism, intelligence, positive illusions, meaning, egoism.

Levit Leonid – Doctor of Psychology, Associate Professor, the Director of the Center for psychological health and education, Minsk, Belarus

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