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Jung, Existentialism & The Science of Meaning
A full day of talks exploring how psychology can help you uncover a sense of purpose and meaning in life. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ **Please note: this is a ticketed event. RSVP on meetup will not get access on the day. Tickets are £40 for the day or £20 for students. Use the code LPC for 10% off** ____________________________________________________________________________________________ What would you rather have: a happy life or a meaningful life? In surveys, most people list happiness as their top value, and self-help books and life coaches make up part of a multibillion-dollar industry. But should happiness really be the only goal that motivates us? Recent research has found that the pursuit of happiness alone can negatively affect our well-being, and people who highly value it report feeling lonelier on a daily basis. By contrast, a growing body of evidence is indicating that the pursuit of meaning leads to a deeper and more lasting form of well-being. Indeed, participants in a study who had pursued meaning said they felt more “enriched,” “inspired,” and “part of something greater than myself.” They also reported fewer negative moods. But how do you build meaning? In this series of talks, we’ll explore the science and psychology of meaning. We’ll discuss evidence-based ways human beings build meaningful, purposeful and fulfilling lives. You’ll learn: - How existential psychology can help you uncover your own sense of purpose - Professor Mick Cooper, PhD - Carl Jung’s Search for Meaning, individuation and how Jungian psychology can help you grow as an individual, become more authentic and create a life of purpose - Gary Lachman - How to use the latest scientific research to overcome ‘capitalist life syndrome’ and live a meaningful life in an era of scepticism and continuous stress from the economic ratrace - Dr Joel Vos, PhD You’ll leave with a clear understanding of how these ideas can help you create more meaning and purpose in your own life, and also how to help others do the same. For information on the lectures & speakers, and tickets, please see: **Please note: this is a ticketed event. RSVP on meetup will not get access on the day.*

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    The London Philosophy Club holds free talks from some of the leading contemporary philosophers, including (recently) Robert Skidelsky, John Gray, Galen Strawson, Angie Hobbs and Stephen Cave. We also organise debates, socials, and a regular reading group. Our events are fun, accessible and interactive, and are all guided by our belief that philosophy improves people's lives and should be open to all.

    At the moment, we're the biggest philosophy club in the world, and have featured on the BBC World Service, in the Financial Times and Independent, La Confidencial and La Reppublica, and at the How-The-Light-Gets-In festival.

    No background in Philosophy is necessary. You will get to know other philosophy lovers, curious souls, open-minded individuals who love wisdom and the exploration of ideas - in a non-academic, relaxed atmosphere, full of debate and challenging topics.

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