“On the Web of Meaning” Virtual Discussion
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As our civilization careens toward a precipice of climate breakdown, ecological destruction, and gaping inequality, people are losing their existential moorings and humanity’s age-old questions become even more urgent. Who am I? Why am I? How should I live? Our dominant worldview of disconnection―which tells us we are split between mind and body, separate from each other, and at odds with the natural world―has passed its expiration date.
Author and integrator Jeremy Lent investigates the underlying causes of our civilization’s existential crisis and explores pathways toward a life-affirming future. His work weaves together findings from modern systems thinking, evolutionary biology, and cognitive neuroscience with insights from Buddhism, Taoism, and Indigenous wisdom to more fully explore how humans make meaning. In his latest book, The Web of Meaning, Jeremy shares how seemingly disparate streams of thought are compatible and when taken together, they are key to facing the existential problems of the 21st century and can lead to a flourishing future for all.
Join CIIS Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness professor Matthew Segall for an inspiring conversation with Jeremy exploring a new worldview based on a deep recognition of connectedness within ourselves, between each other, and with the entire natural world. Jeremy offers a compelling foundation for a new story of interconnectedness, showing how, as our contemporary civilization unravels, another world—and other ways of being—are possible.
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