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214: Nihilism and Meaning

by Philosophy Talk

Is there a way to re-infuse the disenchanted universe with meaning and purpose?
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The ancients believed in an enchanted universe – a universe suffused with meaning and purpose. But with the dawn of modernity, philosophy and science conspired together to disenchant the universe, to reveal it as entirely devoid of meaning and purpose. Must any rational and reflective person living in the 21st century accept such nihilism? Or is there a way to re-infuse the disenchanted universe with meaning and purpose? Join John and Ken for a thought-provoking discussion of nihilism and meaning with Hubert Dreyfus, co-author of the forthcoming A Life Worth Living After the Death of God: Luring Back the Gods in Our Secular Age.

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