The Meaning of Life

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IAI Academy is a new online platform with courses from leading scholars on the ideas that matter. With a philosophical take on today’s biggest questions the courses are available to everyone for free.
IAI Academy is a new online platform with courses from leading scholars on the ideas that matter. With a philosophical take on today’s biggest questions the courses are available to everyone for free.
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The meaning of life is a mystery that remains elusive. Whether we place our faith in scientific progress, the afterlife, family or personal well-being, we struggle to convince ourselves of deeper purpose. Today’s world presents us with new challenges, whilst promising to offer answers to age-old questions. In this course Professor Steve Fuller presents a radical account of how humanity has found meaning, and suggests the next ways which we will look for the meaning of life. Where might we find it? By the end of the course, you will have learned: * How today’s cult of fame developed from the ancient’s search for meaning * What challenges Darwin’s theory of evolution presents to meaning * Why Plato thought that delusions were necessary for a prosperous society * The deeper message behind Hawking’s phrase ‘the mind of God’ * The cyclical patterns in our search for life beyond death As part of the course there ar... The meaning of life is a mystery that remains elusive. Whether we place our faith in scientific progress, the afterlife, family or personal well-being, we struggle to convince ourselves of deeper purpose. Today’s world presents us with new challenges, whilst promising to offer answers to age-old questions. In this course Professor Steve Fuller presents a radical account of how humanity has found meaning, and suggests the next ways which we will look for the meaning of life. Where might we find it? By the end of the course, you will have learned: * How today’s cult of fame developed from the ancient’s search for meaning * What challenges Darwin’s theory of evolution presents to meaning * Why Plato thought that delusions were necessary for a prosperous society * The deeper message behind Hawking’s phrase ‘the mind of God’ * The cyclical patterns in our search for life beyond death As part of the course there are in-video quiz questions to consolidate your learning, suggested further content to explore topics further, discussion boards to have your say and an end of course assessment set by Professor Fuller. This course is eligible for official online verification. Find out how you can earn a verified certificate.
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