This web site is under construction, but the e-books are in their final
If you want to read contemporary philosophical
classics on the meaning of life, a very good source is the book The Meaning of Life: A
Reader, edited by E. D. Klemke and Steven M. Cahn (2008). It has a great collection of writing by Leo Tolstoy,
David F. Swenson, Louis P. Pojman, Emil L. Fackenheim, Philip L. Quinn, Arthur Schopenhauer, Bertrand Russell, Moritz Schlick, Albert Camus, Kurt Baier,
Paul Edwards, Richard Taylor, Thomas Nagel,
A. J. Ayer,
Kai Nielsen, John Wisdom,
Susan Wolf, John Kekes and the editors themselves.
Another very good source is
the book Exploring the Meaning of Life: An Anthology and
Guide, edited by Joshua W. Seachris (2013), but some articles in this anthology may
happen to be difficult to read.
You may compare chapters of these two books
with writings of a different style by Eckhart Tolle, Ken
Wilber, Andrew Cohen, the Dalai
Lama, Wayne W. Dyer, Thich Nhat Hanh, Deepak Chopra, Paulo Coelho, Krishna Das, Sai Baba, Philip Berg, and others.