|A 2011 meaning of life (Ѻ) visual test stylized image.|
The following (Ѻ) is a meaning of life poster of historical views, encapsulating: Platonism, Aristotelianism, cynicism, hedonism, Epicureanism, stoicism, classical liberalism, Kantianism, nihilism, pragmatism, theism, existentialism, absurdism (see: Albert Camus), humanism, logical positivism (compare: positivism), natural pantheism, Mohism, Confucianism, and legalism:
This list, of note, is missing: Goetheanism.
Life does not exist
In 2009, American electrochemical engineer Libb Thims solved part of the puzzle, via the partial solution that life does not exist; but rather what one calls the time period between the point of awareness of coming into existence (reaction start) and going out of existence (reaction end), is correctly a connective coupled state of reaction existence. The question then becomes what does it mean to react as a bound state entity or powered CHNOPS+22 chemical being, within the framework of a large and vast yet-to-be fully explained dynamical universe.
● What is life? (theories of existence)
● What is love?
● What happens when you die?
● Sean. (2010). “Free Energy and the Meaning of Life”, Discover Science Blogs, Mar 10.
● Thims, Libb. (2010). “Second Law, Heat Death, and the Meaning of Life” (Ѻ), HumanChemistry101, Dec 1.