Category Archives: Book Reviews – Meaning of Life/Science

Review of Paul Thagard’s, The Brain and the Meaning of Life

Paul Thagard (1950 – ) is professor of philosophy, psychology, and computer science and director of the cognitive science program at the University of Waterloo in Canada. His recent book, The Brain and the Meaning of Life (2010), is the first book length study of the implications of brain science for the philosophical question of the meaning of life. Continue reading Review of Paul Thagard’s, The Brain and the Meaning of Life

Review of E.O. Wilson’s: The Meaning of Human Existence

People … yearn to have a purpose larger than themselves. We are obliged by the deepest drives of the human spirit to make ourselves more than animated dust, and we must have a story to tell about where we came from, and why we are here. ~ E. O. Wilson Continue reading Review of E.O. Wilson’s: The Meaning of Human Existence

Review of Paul Thagard’s, “The Brain and the Meaning of Life”

Paul Thagard is professor of philosophy, psychology, and computer science and director of the cognitive science program at the University of Waterloo in Canada. His recent book, The Brain and the Meaning of Life, is the first book length study of the implications of brain science for the philosophical question of the meaning of life. Continue reading Review of Paul Thagard’s, “The Brain and the Meaning of Life”