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Publisher: New Society Publishers
Pub. Date: 2021-07-13
ISBN: 9781897408544
Format: Audiobook
Running Time: 15h 42m
Narrated By: Adam Henderson
BISAC: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social

The Web of Meaning (Audiobook)

Integrating Science and Traditional Wisdom to Find our Place in the Universe

by Jeremy Lent narrated by Adam Henderson

"A profound personal meditation on human existence and a tour-de-force weaving together of historic and contemporary thought on the deepest question of all: why are we here?"
Gabor Maté M.D., author, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

As our civilization careens toward climate breakdown, ecological destruction, and gaping inequality, people are losing their existential moorings. The dominant worldview of disconnection, which tells us we are split between mind and body, separate from each other, and at odds with the natural world, has been invalidated by modern science.

Award-winning author, Jeremy Lent, investigates humanity's age-old questions – Who am I? Why am I? How should I live? – from a fresh perspective, weaving together findings from modern systems thinking, evolutionary biology, and cognitive neuroscience with insights from Buddhism, Taoism, and Indigenous wisdom.

The result is a breathtaking accomplishment: a rich, coherent worldview based on a deep recognition of connectedness within ourselves, between each other, and with the entire natural world. It offers a compelling foundation for a new philosophical framework that could enable humanity to thrive sustainably on a flourishing Earth.

The Web of Meaning is for everyone looking for deep and coherent answers to the crisis of civilization.

About the Author

Jeremy Lent is the award-winning author of The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning and Requiem of the Human Soul. A former internet company CEO, he is founder of the non-profit Liology Institute dedicated to fostering an integrated, life-affirming worldview. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Book Awards

  • GOLD | 2022 Nautilus Book Awards | World Cultures' Transformational Growth & Development
  • SILVER | 2022 Nautilus Book Awards | Science & Cosmology
  • NOMINATED | 2021 Foreword INDIES | Ecology & Environment


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