This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.
A Personal Search for Meaning Part I surveyed the history of theology, philosophy, and psychology. We discovered that each discipline had its "day of dominance" and abuse of power in the world of thought. We are in a postmodern era characterized by "anything goes". While this encourages expression of freedom, it may produce dystopia in daily function.
Part II features practical application of thought from select thinkers with an eye to their place in today’s world. Can we apply thinkers such as Aristotle, Jesus, Buddha, Galileo, Nietzsche, Freud, Whitehead, Sartre, Beauvoir, and Bandura to the postmodern era? How can these thinkers help us reduce confusion and solve basic problems?
Participation in Part I is a prerequisite for Part II.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.