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Three Paradoxes | The Vervaeke Series | Episode 9 (WiM066)

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John Vervaeke joins me for a deep conversation exploring his work as a cognitive scientist and his YouTube lecture series "Awakening from the Meaning Crisis."

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00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 Domicide: The Loss of Home
00:03:19 The Meaning Crisis as Cosmic Domicide
00:06:17 Niche Construction, Baldwin Effect, and Co-Creation of Identities
00:08:48 Worldview Attunement: Mutual Shaping of Agent and Arena
00:10:00 Conspiracy Theory: An Attempt to Use Mythos to Home Reality
00:12:29 Domicide and the Violation of Property Rights
00:16:45 Democracy’s Contribution to Domicide
00:18:02 The Original Meaning of Violence is “To Violate”
00:18:49 Property Consists of the Things Which Constitute Identity
00:19:44 Niche Construction: Mediation Between Territory and Property
00:21:03 Christianity Turned the Ancient Roman Empire into a Home
00:22:25 “Call No Man a Philosopher Who Has Not Alleviated the Suffering of Others”
00:23:29 The Ancient Roman Monopoly on Violence
00:26:50 “It’s Not the State that Makes Us Persons, It’s Agape”
00:28:21 “The Narcissist is Hungry to Be At Home, But Conquers Territory Instead”
00:30:09 Inviolable Property is the Immortality of Civilization
00:35:37 The Tension Between Time Preference and Presence
00:38:11 A Point of Processing Between Ontological Modes
00:41:24 The Domicidal Case of the Grassy Narrows
00:45:03 The Hellenistic Domicide, Stoicism, and Valorization of The Logos
00:48:07 “It’s Not What You Set Your Heart On, It’s How You Set Your Heart”
00:50:10 NYDIG
00:51:18 “He Who Has a Why Can Bear Any How”
00:52:22 Domicide as the Scarcity of Meaning
00:58:22 Post-1971 Centralization, Corruption, and Zombie Mythology
01:02:23 Zombie Mythology as an Inversion of Christianity
01:03:41 Property as a Socioeconomic “Optimal Grip”
01:06:06 The Connection Between Self-Ownership and Optimal Grip of Virtue
01:08:38 The Paradox of Courage: Water and Wine
01:10:19 The Mythos of Moby Dick
01:13:17 Zombie: The Symbol of The Meaning Crisis
01:15:39 “Of Course They’re Called Zombie Companies!”
01:18:22 Secular Religiosity: The Deep Faith In Ideological Stances
01:19:54 Philosophy: The Resolution to The Age of Anxiety
01:21:27 Christianity as Mediator of “Individuation” and “Participation”
01:23:41 Attraction Between The Christian Mythos and Neo-Platonic Logos
01:24:46 Wisdom: Transcendence of The Meaning Crisis
01:28:30 The Cognitive Conceptual Grammar vs. The Scientific Worldview
01:31:06 The Paradox of Religiosity in America: Non-Theist Theism
01:33:38 Fundamentalism and Perceived Perfection
01:34:49 Nihilism is Fundamentalism in The Scientific Worldview
01:36:30 The Paradox of Science: “Science Has No Part of The Scientific Worldview”
01:38:49 Transjectivity: Transcending Subject-Object Duality

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