Extreme versions of holism are also present in the literature. Forexample, some maintain that the only bearer of final value is life asa whole, which entails that there are strictly speaking no parts orsegments of a life that can be meaningful in themselves (Tabensky2003; Levinson 2004). For another example, some accept that both partsof a life and a life as a whole can be independent bearers of meaning,but maintain that the latter has something like a lexical priorityover the former when it comes to what to pursue or otherwise to prize(Blumenfeld 2009).


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