A Dialogue on Life’s Meaning: An Assessment

Posted February 9, 2018 10:10 am by Scott Ventureyra

A Dialogue on Life’s Meaning: An Assessment

A graduate school federated with the University of Toronto, hosted an event revolving around three distinct perspectives centered on the following question: “Is there meaning to life?”  The three perspectives that were offered included; philosopher and theologian, William Lane Craig’s tripartite Christian position, which focused on purpose, value and significance as conditions for a meaningful life; philosopher Rebecca Goldstein’s naturalistic position where meaning is created by one’s own subjective/personal experience regulated by an individual’s autonomy; and finally, clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at University of Toronto, Jordan Peterson’s emotive existential plead for objective meaning.  The first thing to observe

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