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