Category Archives: Meaning of Life – Readers

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

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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 “What is the meaning of hamburgers?” My physicist-mind demands that I boil it down to something concrete, something — well, not tangible, but certainly something that I can nail down. Continue reading Communing with Nature: Is That How We Find Life’s Meaning?

“Transcendence for Realists”

In Being and Nothingness, Sartre uses transcendence to describe the relation of the self to the object oriented world, as well as our concrete relations with others.

My friend Lawrence Rifkin published another great piece the other day in the Huffington Post “Transcendence for Realists.” Continue reading “Transcendence for Realists”