John Vervaeke

John Vervaeke is an award winning lecturer, professor of cognitive science, and creator of the widely viewed, 50-part lecture series on Youtube, Awakening from the Meaning Crisis.


John Vervaeke is an award winning lecturer, professor of cognitive science, and creator of the widely viewed, 50-part lecture series on Youtube, Awakening from the Meaning Crisis.


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The Problem of Evil

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Our Sins and Our Selves

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The Mystery of the Good

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The Really Real

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The Good, The Bad, and the Controversial

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Being Human and Being Good

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Why Philosophy Won't Go Away

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After Buddhism

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The Last Taboo

Paedophilia, innocence and morality

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Doing Right and Feeling Good

Is morality about thinking or feeling?

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Thinking Good and Doing Evil

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On Evil

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Trouble with Heaven

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On Humans and Animals

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Dancing with the Devil

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Rethinking Science and Spirituality

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Can Animals Be Moral?

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Reason and the Gods

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New Gods

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Morality and Mindfulness

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How to See Things Clearly

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The Death of God and the War On Terror

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Ethics, Darwin and Dante

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Good and Evil Around the Globe

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Belief and the Gods

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The Myth of Being Happy

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Science and Religion

Can science and religion coexist?

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In Place of Prejudice

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Death and the Human Animal

Is the quest for immortality a fool's errand?

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God is an Orgasm

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Of Lies and Necessity

Is honesty a fantasy?

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Return of the Pagans

Does paganism offer a new haven for spirituality?

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Moral Animals and Our Place in the Universe

Are good and evil unique to humans?

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The Point of It All

Where should we turn to find meaning?

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The Age of Nothing

The consequences of the decline of faith

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The Banality of Evil

Nature versus nurture

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Life's Secret

Purpose and the Pursuit of Happiness

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Beyond Good and Evil II

Is morality instinctual?

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True to Myself

Morality, virtues & consequences

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A Tale of Love and Hate

Are love and hate inextricably linked?

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Competition versus Cooperation

Can we survive and succed without competition?

Marcel Theroux,Sean Curran,Sarah Chan,John Sauven

Morality, Cruelty and Freedom

Attitudes towards animal suffering

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In the Beginning was Nature

Spirtuality and the environment

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Purity and Dirt

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How to be Agnostic

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The Nature of Evil

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Critical Islam

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Enhancing Morality

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Awake in the Universe

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Your Life in Your Hands

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind

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The Self and the Selfless

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Pagan Gods

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Ways to Truth

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Rescuing Morality

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Escaping The Moral Maze

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A Touch of Evil

Is it good to be bad?

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The Exceptional Species

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Beyond Good and Evil

Do we live in a Nietzschean world?

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The Good, the Bad and the Powerful

Manipulating Morality

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Freedom, Victims, and Heroes

Taking ownership of the world

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Bad to the Bone

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Awake in the Universe (HTLGI 2010)

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Love: All that matters

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Four Ways to Live Forever

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Humanity Unbound

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How to Play God

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The end of good and evil

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Humanity beyond nature

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The pursuit of happiness

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Moments of Discovery

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The good, the bad, and the ignored

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The corruption of science

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The oldest gods

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Virtue and vice

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Narcissism and self-love

Simon Blackburn on the dangers of self-love

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Is morality a fashion statement?

Is morality fashionable?

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A rule to live by

Is it time to abandon the Golden Rule?

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On Evil and its allure

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The civilisation trap

Did hunter-gatherers have a better life?

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Church, State and Nietzsche

Is the church inescapably political?

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The Hidden Science of Spirituality

Why meditation and prayer is good for you

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Virtue ethics and the mob

Can morality matter and be private?

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The truth about lies

Does telling the truth still matter?

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Gods, worlds and monsters

The threats of pantheism

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Mary-Jane Rubenstein | In-depth Interview

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