Philosophy, Religion and the Meaning of Life

7 Jul 2015 Professor John Cottingham - Heythrop College, University of London Details Philosophers have long been preoccupied with questions about happiness and the good life. But human beings require more for their happiness than security and wellbeing: they hunger for meaning in their lives. This talk examines two main approaches to finding meaning in life: those which invoke a transcendent source of meaning and value, as in the theistic religions, and those which look for immanent meaning, within the ordinary human world.