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The Great Everything

The Great Everything

By Patrick Daniel
A podcast on The 10 Questions of Human Existence.

"Who am I?", "How do I face suffering?", "Where are we going?" "Why are we here?"

The Great Everything explores culture, philosophy, and lived experiences to find answers to the 10 questions that connect us all.

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This podcast is part of The Great Everything project, a social venture founded by Marc Allen and Patrick Daniel. For more information, please visit our website.
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2. What Is (Real)?
The second of the 10 Questions of Human Existence is "What is Real"?   From prokaryote to proctologist, something all life forms share is an ability to react to their surroundings. Building a picture of the world and its dangers and opportunities is a necessary precondition to all action. In this episode, drawing on insights from philosophy, biology and cognitive psychology, we explore how questions about external reality underlie our every moment, and how external reality may be very different from how it appears. Intro Music by Anchor Main Sources: - Max Tegmark, "Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" - Donald D. Hoffman, "The Case Against Reality: How Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes" ||Find out more, including details, resources and research notes on our website|| ||Join the conversation! Call in and leave us a message on Anchor, or chat with Patrick on Clubhouse @tge|| ||Follow TGE at: Instagram Facebook YouTube|| ||If you enjoy this nonsense, please consider becoming a Patron!|| ||Listen and subscribe everywhere podcasts contemplate their finitude Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podbean And everywhere else!||
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February 3, 2021
1. Who Am I?
The first of the 10 Questions of Human Existence is "Who Am I"? A philosophy of self-authorship drives us to be the ones holding the pen in the story of our lives. But how can we write a great story if we don't know the main character? Drawing upon Heraclitus, Rousseau, Montaigne and Citizen Kane, we explore why self-knowledge is the first step in our path to personal fulfilment and greater understanding. And as we unravel the thread of the self, we run into problems - How can any answer to the question "Who Am I" deal with the inevitability of change? And could the whole concept of "Me" be nothing more than an illusion? Intro Music by sscheidl from Pixabay Sources: Bence Nanay, "Know Thyself is not just silly advice, it's actively dangerous" ||Find out more, including details, resources and research notes on our website|| ||Join the conversation! Call in and leave us a message on Anchor, or chat with Patrick on Clubhouse @tge|| ||Follow The Great Everything at: Instagram Facebook YouTube|| ||If you enjoy this nonsense, please consider becoming a Patron!|| ||Listen and subscribe everywhere podcasts contemplate their finitude Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podbean And everywhere else!||
38:12
January 16, 2021
"Episode 0": The 10 Questions of Human Existence
The Great Everything 2.0 starts here!  In the story of your life, who is holding the pen?  In this "pilot" episode for the new incarnation of TGE, we introduce TGE's philosophy of self-authorship and social progress, and discuss how consciously engaging with The 10 Question of Human Existence can help us make a real difference in our lives, our communities, and the world. This episode was produced by Patrick Daniel and Marc Allen. ||Find out more, including details, resources and research notes on our website|| ||Join the conversation! Call in and leave us a message on Anchor|| ||Follow TGE at: Instagram Facebook YouTube|| ||If you enjoy this nonsense, please consider becoming a Patron!|| ||Listen and subscribe everywhere podcasts contemplate their finitude Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podbean And everywhere else!||
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January 16, 2021