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

Guided by a passionate and thorough professor, this intellectually gripping course offers a rigorous and wide-ranging exploration of what various spiritual, religious, and philosophical traditions from both the East and the West have contributed t…

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36 Lectures

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

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September 22, 2018

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July 28, 2018

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d********m
July 28, 2018
A broad range of well-developed topics, and an engaging professor.

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