Regis College Senior Honors Program
Thesis - Open Access
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This thesis engages with the question of how ought we to live, specifically through investigating the vital role stories play in creating meaning in our lives. Overall, it forms a personal take on the relationship between quantity and quality of life, revolving around the notion that it is how life is lived that truly matters, not its duration. It makes this case through examining the neuroscience underlying emotions, meaning, as well as the formation and retrieval of memories. This thesis then draws from the realm of philosophy, with a specific focus on Nietzsche and Hegel, along with personal experience, to craft an ideology of life and provide insight into what makes it truly worthwhile.
Date of Award
© Matthew Binder
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Binder, Matthew, "A Beautiful Life" (2015). Student Publications. 638.