MEDITATION TIME is about reflecting upon life and the world in a profound and constructive way that is conducive to wisdom, happiness and love. Keep in mind, however, that whatever ideas I express in this podcast is always open to debate. I never impose anything categorically, but rather propose it tentatively. I cordially invite you to reflect upon it at length, and in the end make up your own mind as to what appears to be the truth.
If you want to read what you hear, please refer to my author webpage, with access to a free PDF copy of my philosophical essay and a link to my philosophical blog: MEDITATION TIME, Know Yourself and the World Around You, https://www.laurentgrenier.online
The short musical fragment at the beginning of each lecture is from the piano piece "Reflections on Water" by Claude Debussy.
Conclusion MY WORLDVIEW IN A NUTSHELL
This lecture briefly reviews the most salient ideas expounded in this podcast.
Lecture 31 THE MEANING OF LIFE
Based on a conversation between Susan Blackmore and Jordan Peterson, this lecture opposes the secular to the religious path, as contrasted answers to the search for meaning.
Lecture 30 ULTIMATE FOUNDATIONS
This lecture briefly explores pantheism and panpsychism as theoretical options for understanding the ultimate foundations of reality,
Lecture 29 FREEDOM OF SPEECH
This lecture highlights our threefold human nature in terms of life, knowledge, and power. It also explores the practical conditions for a good life and a good society.
Lecture 28 BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH
This lecture looks at arguments against euthanasia but also makes a case for it, in light of various insights taken from human psychology and biology.
Lecture 27 THE BRIGHT SIDE
This lecture pits against each other two opposite philosophical stances toward life: acceptance and rejection. In the final analysis, acceptance stands as the healthier and wiser of the two.