I’ve been involved in some discussion on the argument from purpose over at SCAE. During this discussion, I formulated and refined a brief argument from meaning. I’m posting it here for critique:
- The statement ‘there is no meaning to life’, or some variant thereof such as ‘the universe in toto is meaningless’, presupposes meaning and is thus false by definition.
- Therefore, there is meaning to life (by excluded middle).
- This meaning exists necessarily (from 1 and 2).
- But meaning exists only in minds.
- Therefore, necessarily existing meaning implies a necessarily existing mind.