Who says that analytic philosophers can't talk about the depths of human life? We can not only give convincing arguments for really deep truths, but can even improve on them! An island is a land-mass, permanently attached, and larger than just a single rock. If x is an island, x is at least five meters in diameter. We have good empirical reason to think no man is that big. Hence, no man is an island. But we can improve on the maxim, by noting that although no man is island, a man could be an island. This would simply require an immoral, and perhaps not yet feasible, medical intervention to make him really large and sluggish, and then he'd have to be permanently rooted to the bottom of the sea.