John Vervaeke (@vervaeke_john) teaches Cognitive Science, Mindfulness, and Buddhism in the Psychology department of University of Toronto. He's producing a series of lectures titled "Awakening from the Meaning Crisis" which charts the rise of "psycho-technologies" (narrative, writing, democracy, etc), and their influence on our development as selves and as a species—and the reasons why at this point in history we are struggling to make collective and individual meaning.
Check out his work at https://www.youtube.com/user/johnvervaeke
”Zombies in Western Culture”: https://www.openbookpublishers.com/product/602
ThinkBig Animations of his ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwNjvhAkarw&t=110s
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