The Philosophy of: Max Tegmark (+ Steven Weinberg and Freeman Dyson) on the meaning of life

This is what co-founder of the Future of Life Institute says in his book, Life 3.0: It’s not our universe that gives meaning to conscious beings, but conscious beings giving meaning to the universe.  And this is what two of his favourite physicists say: First, Steven Weinberg: The more the universe seems …

The Philosophy of: Little Miss Sunshine (& Marcel Proust) – The meaning of life lies in the tough times, the trials and the suffering (& acting like a kid)

Though the fun times in life can be cruisy and comfortable, it’s the challenges that make you who you are. And they make you enjoy the good times (and be able to create joy in any situation) because you don’t need them, you don’t rely on them always being there, you …

A Deep Dive into: The meaning/purpose of life – The Philosophy of: Ricky Gervais [pt.1]

In this quick interview with The New Philosopher, Ricky Gervais answers questions with his usual Ricky Gervais genius. But it’s his answer to the last that stands out as most significant and perhaps his most thought out and most heavily contemplated. 13. What is the meaning of life? To learn and …