GIDEON ROSEN

"I think I'm the opposite of a romantic. I think that the problem of meaning has been exaggerated and the solution is relatively unexciting and close at hand. It's like Dorthy and The Wizard of Oz. The solution is sort of...well, look...I don't mean to say that there is a solution. There is a solution to the pseudo problem, generated by the person who thinks there's a real philosophical difficulty in seeing how anything could possibly be meaningful. That problem has a kind of solution. There is no philosophical difficulty there. Every attempt to generate that philosophical difficulty is based on, it seems to me, some kind of philosophical mistake, but having recognized that there is a bit of bad philosophy that generates a bad problem doesn't make our lives much better. If you can't see the value in your own life, then I don't think philosophy has much of a solution to that problem."