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“Meaning” has diverse senses in everyday language and in various scientific and cultural disciplines. The context is crucial for clarification in each particular instance.

In general, finding meaning concerns the ability to recognize salient features of the world and to employ that recognition as a framework of understanding or as information useful for accomplishing a specific purpose. Theories d…

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Brown, Robert F. and Schwartz, Werner, “Meaning”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 30 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M309>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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