Tuesday, April 29, 2014

On meaning and freedom in life


Last week in Amsterdam I gave a televised talk on 'giving life meaning', which I tied to having something to reach for in life. (Rather than discovering or inventing meaning.)

In my book Distraction, this something is freedom, understood as the capacity to shape a self. (On the transience and ambiguity of the self, see also 'mind'.)

The talk was broadcast on the HUMAN television channel, but it's also online. Click on the image to view the lecture.

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