Mar 16 • 5M

Meaning, Purpose, and Pain [Audio]

On the use of teleological explanations to make sense of suffering


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Ryan Bruno
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The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso, 1903

“Our bodies might suffer maladies, we might suffer pain, our zest for life might be lost, our relationships shattered, our projects failures, our suffering real, and yet we can think of it as for the ultimate good.”

~ Stan Van Hooft, 1998

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