Finding Meaning in a Life Prison Sentence

In 1930 the historian and philosopher Will Durant—who was at that time a famous public intellectual—received a number of letters from persons declaring their intent to commit suicide. The letters asked him for reasons to go on living. In response Durant asked a number of luminaries for their views on the meaning of life, publishing … Continue reading Finding Meaning in a Life Prison Sentence

Finding Meaning of Life in Prison (Convict 79206)

In 1930 the historian and philosopher Will Durant—who was at that time a famous public intellectual—received a number of letters from persons declaring their intent to commit suicide. The letters asked him for reasons to go on living. In response Durant asked a number of luminaries for their views on the meaning of life, publishing … Continue reading Finding Meaning of Life in Prison (Convict 79206)

Communing with Nature: Is That How We Find Life’s Meaning?

Chris Crawford at Cologne Game Lab in 2011 My recent post elicited this thoughtful response from the game designer Chris Crawford. His thinking reminds me of Thoreau and the Taoists. … The very question “What is the meaning of life?” raises my hackles, because the question has no intellectual substance. One might as well ask … Continue reading Communing with Nature: Is That How We Find Life’s Meaning?