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How the Godless Can Create Meaning in Their Lives
Date Sunday August 28
Time 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Main Library, 3rd Floor Meeting Room, 2090 Kittredge St., One Block From Downtown Berkeley BART
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorLarry Hicok
How the Godless Can Create Meaning in Their Lives



East Bay Atheists’ August meeting features a talk by Dr. Eric Maisel, author of The Atheist Way, on how people can create meaning in their lives without god(s).



Although among the most important of human phenomena, meaning is also among the most difficult to “get a handle on.” This helps explain why it is so rarely studied.



How much meaning do you actually need? Rather than waiting for meaning to arrive or seeking meaning somewhere “out there,” how can you go about making meaning? What can you do when meaning vanishes?



Dr. Maisel calls his new philosophy Noimetics. It breaks with traditional philosophies and religions by identifying meaning as a psychological experience that can be self-created, rather than as a reward for correctly aligning with gods or the universe.



Noimetics offers anyone who has found traditional philosophies and religions lacking in substance and logic a more accurate view of human reality, an integrative vision of the connections between meaning and value, and concrete strategies for increasing the experience of meaning.



Derived from noima, Greek for meaning, Noimetics is an integrative philosophy that studies human subjectivity, human aims, human values—the range of human experience—and the part that meaning plays in our experience of life.



Please join us for this talk and the ensuing discussion.



Afterwards we will go to dinner at King Dong Restaurant, 2429 Shattuck Ave. (near Haste) in Berkeley. Please join us.



When: Sunday, August 28th, 1:30 - 3:30 PM



Location: Berkeley Main Library, 3rd Floor Meeting Room, 2090 Kittredge St., One Block From Downtown Berkeley BART



BART Access: From the downtown Berkeley BART Station, walk 1.5 blocks south on Shattuck Avenue, then turn right on Kittredge. The library is a half block down the street on the left.



Parking: The city parking lot at Allston & Harold Way, a short block from the library, is $5 for the entire day on Sunday. If you don’t mind walking, take University to MLK, turn right and then instead of proceeding left on Allston to the parking lot, turn right. In several blocks you will see parking on the side streets.



Information: Larry Hicok, Coordinator: 510-222-7580

Ski Grabowski, Treasurer: 510-652-8350

info [at] eastbayatheists.org
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