Find your purpose using science? But science can’t answer life’s big questions – that’s the job of religious dogma, right? At least that’s the mainstream, traditional perspective. Recently, a wave of research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine, and other disciplines has explored how we find meaning and purpose in life, with or without belief in a deity. So we can use science to fill that emptiness deep in the pit of our stomach that comes from a lack of a personal sense of meaning and purpose. We can use science to answer the question “what is the meaning of life for you?” This course combines an engaging narrative style, academic research, and stories from people’s everyday lives with exercises to help you discover your own sense of life purpose and meaning, and to help you teach others how to do so as well.
- Teacher: Gleb Tsipursky