Meaning in Life and its Vitality in the Praxis

  • Jobi Thomas Thurackal, PhD Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bengaluru, India


This paper examines the different aspects of meaning in life from a theoretical perspective of philosophy and psychology. It deals mainly with the dynamism of
meaning in life on the basis of contextual perspectives and its emergence from different sources. In this regard, religion plays an important role in the formation of meaning in life, especially in relation to its competence. Moreover, the praxis of meaning in life is processoriented and is different from the purpose of life. It also remains as a connector between the existential vacuum and the reality of life, promoting stability in life. The expression of meaning in life can be based on both low and high levels. Above all, meaning in life can be seen from two different aspects of presence of meaning and search for meaning, specifically from the empirical and Indian contexts.



Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bengaluru, India

How to Cite
THURACKAL, Jobi Thomas. Meaning in Life and its Vitality in the Praxis. Tattva - Journal of Philosophy, [S.l.], v. 10, n. 1, p. 19-32, jan. 2018. ISSN 0975-332X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 20 apr. 2019. doi:

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