The Great Existential Category Mistake, or Why Tolstoy Was Wrong About the Meaning of Life

what on earth do you mean by the term “meaning of life” anyway?

Tolstoy in 1908, Wikipedia Commons

“Tolstoy, just a few months before writing in his diary that ‘life on earth has nothing to give’ while plunging head-first into existential crisis, had been reading about physics. … In understanding more…