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5. Dimensions of Meaning with Joel Vos
Episode 520th May 2021 • On Meaning • Eugene Leventhal
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In today’s episode, I spoke with Dr. Joel Vos, who is, amongst other things, a psychologist, a philosopher, and an existential therapist. We spoke about some of his research that has looked at what components go into living a meaningful life, we talk about the dimensionality of meaning, and we wrap up with some of Joel’s work in the last year looking at meaning during a global pandemic. 

We also got into phenomenology a bit, which is a school of philosophy exploring consciousness and the structure of experience. Joel also laid out a few different ways to start the process of thinking about meaning in/of life. The way that he talks about the sailboat metaphor for thinking about life really stressed how much of the exploration of leading a meaningful life is a journey and not a destination. 

You can learn more about Joel’s work on his website: