No. We are made to find meaning in our behaviour.
One of the lessons I learned from my dad was, whenever you come into a room full of people, greet everyone, and be sure to introduce yourself to those you don't know so that they feel at home.
The teachings of Karol Wojtyla help us to recover the forgotten truth about what it means to be human.
The appearance of an art house film on the philosopher Hannah Arendt has sparked renewed interest in an old controversy.
Has there ever been a moment in American life when the humanities were cherished less, and has there ever been a moment in American life when the humanities were needed more?
Renaissance sculptures and saints' relics are not as sexy as cadavers playing hoops, but gazing at the Pieta surely is a more ennobling experience than ogling corpses at the mall.
The concept of human dignity and what is required to respect it is at the centre of the euthanasia debate.
An extraordinary public exchange of letters between over the past six months has illuminated in a very personal way the profound issues posed by death and all that leads to it.
The new tradition that Peter Singer welcomes is founded on a "quality-of-life" ethic. It allegedly replaces the outgoing morality that is based on the "sanctity-of-life."