Purpose | “Man Is A Useless Passion” | Task C

In Episode 1 of Task C, your host Aleks walks Tom through a fundamental idea from 20th century existentialism – purpose.

They look at a famous quote from Jean-Paul Sartre, who explained his work in ‘Being and Nothingness’ that “Man is a useless passion”. 

After watching or listening to this episode, you should have an understanding of ideas relating to purpose, meaning, identity, nihilism (purposelessness), freedom, free-will, values and ethics.

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You can listen to Aleks at “Aleks and Liam Talk” where they talk to intellectuals like Julian Burnside and Dr. Rebecca Allen

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