You've tested your critical thinking skills here in PHI 2010… for your final please read Richard Taylor's "The Meaning of Life" (page 976 in our class textbook). After reading please consider the following argument from Taylor's work:
Look at the busy street any day, and observe the throng going hither and
thither. To what? Some office or shop, where the same things will be done
today as were done yesterday, and are done now so they may be repeated
tomorrow. And if we think that unlike Sisyphus, these labors do have a
point, that they culminate in something lasting and, independently of our
own deep interests in them, very worthwhile, then we simply have not
considered the thing closely enough. (p. 980)
For your final, I'd like you to explain and assess this argument. Use all your critical thinking skills and evaluate Taylor's point. Do you agree with his conclusion? Why or why not?
This submission should be between 500-750 words (going over is okay, if necessary). Grammar counts here so please make sure to submit your best, edited, clear, and concise work.