I’m trying to distill some of the schools of Philosophy into what people in each school believe and how they react. I don’t think this is quite right. Can someone help out?
If there is no intrinsic meaning to life (or we can’t know it):
- Existentialists make their own meaning as they feel they can do so via free will.
- Hedonists make meaning solely based on pleasure as they feel they should enjoy it all while they’re here.
- Nihilists do not make their own meaning, as they feel it’s pointless to do so.
- Absurdists make their own meaning by enjoying what life has to offer as they feel accepting and revolting against a lack of meaning is the appropriate response.