The Meaning of Life - Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions

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The Meaning of Life
Perspectives from the World's Great Intellectual Traditions

2011

What is the meaning of life? How do we find that meaning? To whom should we listen as we shape the path we will walk through the world? This course is an invigorating way to begin or continue your pursuit of these and other...

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Jay L. Garfield

In This Series

The Meaning of the Meaning of Life
Episode 1
The Meaning of the Meaning of Life
The Bhagavad-Gita - Choice and Daily Life
Episode 2
The Bhagavad-Gita - Choice and Daily Life
The Bhagavad-Gita - Discipline and Duty
Episode 3
The Bhagavad-Gita - Discipline and Duty
The Bhagavad-Gita - Union and Purpose
Episode 4
The Bhagavad-Gita - Union and Purpose
Aristotle on Life - The Big Picture
Episode 5
Aristotle on Life - The Big Picture
Aristotle - The Highest Good
Episode 6
Aristotle - The Highest Good
Aristotle - The Happy Life
Episode 7
Aristotle - The Happy Life
Job's Predicament - Life Is So Unfair
Episode 8
Job's Predicament - Life Is So Unfair
Job's Challenge - Who Are We?
Episode 9
Job's Challenge - Who Are We?
Stoicism - Rationality and Acceptance
Episode 10
Stoicism - Rationality and Acceptance
Human Finitude - The Epicurean Synthesis
Episode 11
Human Finitude - The Epicurean Synthesis
Confucius - Order in the Cosmos and in Life
Episode 12
Confucius - Order in the Cosmos and in Life
Daodejing - The Dao of Life and Spontaneity
Episode 13
Daodejing - The Dao of Life and Spontaneity
Daodejing - The Best Life Is a Simple Life
Episode 14
Daodejing - The Best Life Is a Simple Life
Daodejing - Subtlety and Paradox
Episode 15
Daodejing - Subtlety and Paradox
Zhuangzi on Daoism - Impermanence and Harmony
Episode 16
Zhuangzi on Daoism - Impermanence and Harmony
The Teachings of the Buddha
Episode 17
The Teachings of the Buddha
Santideva - Mahayana Buddhism
Episode 18
Santideva - Mahayana Buddhism
Santideva - Transforming the Mind
Episode 19
Santideva - Transforming the Mind
Zen - The Moon in a Dewdrop and Impermanence
Episode 20
Zen - The Moon in a Dewdrop and Impermanence
Zen - Being-Time and Primordial Awakening
Episode 21
Zen - Being-Time and Primordial Awakening
Taking Stock of the Classical World
Episode 22
Taking Stock of the Classical World
Hume's Skepticism and the Place of God
Episode 23
Hume's Skepticism and the Place of God
Hume's Careless and Compassionate Vision
Episode 24
Hume's Careless and Compassionate Vision
Kant - Immaturity and the Challenge to Know
Episode 25
Kant - Immaturity and the Challenge to Know
Mill's Call to Individuality and to Liberty
Episode 26
Mill's Call to Individuality and to Liberty
Tolstoy - Is Everyday Life the Real Thing?
Episode 27
Tolstoy - Is Everyday Life the Real Thing?
Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols
Episode 28
Nietzsche - Twilight of the Idols
Nietzsche - Achieving Authenticity
Episode 29
Nietzsche - Achieving Authenticity
Gandhi - Satyagraha and Holding Fast to Truth
Episode 30
Gandhi - Satyagraha and Holding Fast to Truth
Gandhi - The Call to a Supernormal Life
Episode 31
Gandhi - The Call to a Supernormal Life
Lame Deer - Life Enfolded in Symbols
Episode 32
Lame Deer - Life Enfolded in Symbols
Lame Deer - Our Place in a Symbolic World
Episode 33
Lame Deer - Our Place in a Symbolic World
HH Dalai Lama XIV - A Modern Buddhist View
Episode 34
HH Dalai Lama XIV - A Modern Buddhist View
HH Dalai Lama XIV - Discernment and Happiness
Episode 35
HH Dalai Lama XIV - Discernment and Happiness
So, What Is the Meaning of Life?
Episode 36
So, What Is the Meaning of Life?