The Question of Human Purpose


In my last 2 posts, On Purpose and Life as Purpose, I looked at the concept of purpose abstractly. These weren’t written for their own sake, but rather as groundwork to raise the question of human purpose. By human purpose, I mean what we might collectively strive towards as a species. That is, since humanity can be seen as a process of becoming, what do we want to become, what kind of world might we wish ourselves to create. Can humanity have collective purpose? If so, should it, or should purpose be just a…

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Science and Human Purpose

In my last post, I talked about why it makes sense for humanity to adopt a future oriented attitude, and how this opens up the opportunity to engage with the future and help shape our own destiny. This opens up a messier and more significant question. If humanity can be viewed as a process of becoming, and if we play a part in the making of our own future, what kind of future might we wish for ourselves? How shall we humans live in this world? My earlier posts might make it…

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