14/01/2016

Life and meaning

What is the meaning of life? The life have one sense? These are existential questions, form part of what is be a human. However, now, with the decline of religion and the consequent diversification of whats, whys and where we go (how many people and their worldviews) seem more complex than ever, and shows like a conflict, and therefore as potential sources of unhappiness. This video made by School of life, platform for dissemination of knowledge for the development of emotions and psychological and social well-being of people, proposes a fast, fun and very educational tour to answer all these questions, based on how and not why.

How can we give our lives meaning? In absolute terms and scientists, the meaning is the reproduction of the species, but that, don’t satisfy these questions, typical of postmodernism and the situation resulting from having our basic needs.

Human beings are the only creatures on earth that we can create ideas about ideas (ideas of ideas), ‘metaideas’. Untangling this ball: our existential ideas have no absolute answers to our happiness and no formula exists for this. How then give meaning to our lives, what is the key to this ‘metaidea’? In this video we find one of the secrets, it does not give us an answer but tools to make, at least, that the perception of the meaning of our existence and our existence itself be something happier. Hint: We are not alone!

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El hombre del presente, inmerso en el capitalismo, la sociedad de consumo y de la información; el hombre al que el sistema ha hecho, mediante las pautas de consumo y producción, a su imagen y semejanza; el hombre que lo tiene que externalizar todo quedando como un jarrón vacío; el hombre al que definen como un híbrido entre hiena y tiburón, que mientras ríe de todo, confuso y vacío, permite que los tiburones sigan, como es propio de su comportamiento, cazando solos.Directed by Iñigo Orduña and Claudio Molinari and based on an original text of the second, 'Homo Modernus: Tractatus Philosophicus' is one of the two Spanish short films selected for the Youtubeplay final competition held at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in 2010. The presentation of the authors was: 'If in a parallel universe Ludwig Wittgenstein would married Marshall McLuhan, his daughter-robot would have made an animation like this. Hope you like'. An interesting and critical reflection on what they call the Homo Modernus, ie, ourselves. The man of the present, steeped in Capitalism and the consumer and information society; the man whom the system, through patterns of consumption and production, has made in his image and likeness; the man who has to outsource all leaving himself as an empty vase; the man who is defined as a hybrid of hyena and shark, who while laughs, confused and empty, still allows sharks, as befits their behavior, hunt alone." 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Doctora en filosofía, Begoña Román obtuvo el premio extraordinario de licenciatura y de doctorado en la Universidad de Barcelona. De 1996 al 2007 dirigió la Cátedra de Ética de la Universidad Ramon Llull. Actualmente es profesora en la Facultad de Filosofía de la Universidad de Barcelona y miembro del grupo consolidado de investigación de la Generalitat de Catalunya 'Ética y Filosofía Contemporánea'. Es además vocal del Comité de Bioética de Catalunya, miembro de los comités de bioética de los hospitales San Rafael y Moisés Broggi, y miembro de la comisión de seguimiento del código ético de la Federación Catalana de ONGs por el Desarrollo. Su ámbito de especialización es la ética aplicada a entornos profesionales y organizativos, tema sobre el que ha coordinado y escrito diversos libros y artículos.'It is necessary to recover the spirituality, but not focused on temples and churches, but in essence: the link with future generations and life'. PhD in philosophy, Begoña Román received the special undergraduate award and doctorate at the University of Barcelona. From 1996 to 2007 she directed the Chair of Ethics at the University Ramon Llull. She currently teaches at the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Barcelona and is a member of the consolidated group research of the Generalitat de Catalonia 'Ethics and Contemporary Philosophy'. She is also a member of the Bioethics Committee of Catalonia, a member of the bioethics committees of hospitals Moisés Broggi and San Rafael, and a member of the monitoring committee of the ethical code of the Catalan Federation of NGOs for Development. Her area of expertise is ethics applied to professional and organizational environments, an issue about she has coordinated and written several books and articles. 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En 2008 fue condecorado con la Medalla de la Orden de Carlomagno del Principado de Andorra; en abril de 2009 fue investido como doctor Honoris Causa de la Universidad de Sevilla; en junio de 2010 se le concedió el XXIV Premio Internacional Menéndez Pelayo por sus 'múltiples aportaciones al pensamiento humano' desde sus facetas de economista, escritor y profesor, y ese mismo año el Consejo de Ministros le otorgó en noviembre la Orden de las Artes y las Letras de España por 'su sobresaliente trayectoria literaria y por su pensamiento comprometido con los problemas de su tiempo'; en 2011 recibió el Premio Nacional de las Letras Españolas y en 2012 fue investido doctor Honoris Causa por la Universidad de Alcalá. Sampedro ejerció su humanismo crítico acerca de la decadencia moral y social de Occidente, del neoliberalismo y las brutalidades del 'capitalismo salvaje'. En referencia a esto, aportó su grano de arena en las protestas en España de mayo de 2011 escribiendo el prólogo a la edición española del libro '¡Indignáos!', de Stéphane Hessel. En este vídeo habla sobre el deber de vivir una vida propia, sobre la naturalidad de la muerte y sobre la vigencia del eslogan de la Revolución Francesa: Libertad, igualdad y fraternidad.José Luis Sampedro was a writer, humanist and Spanish economist who advocated an economy 'more humane, more caring, able to contribute to developing the dignity of people'. In 2008 he was awarded with the Medal of the Order of Charlemagne of the Principality of Andorra; in April 2009 was honored as doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Seville; in June 2010 was awarded the International Prize XXIV Menéndez Pelayo for their 'multiple contributions to human thought' from its facets as an economist, writer and teacher, and that same year the Spanish Council of Ministers awarded him with the Order of Arts and Letters of Spain for 'his outstanding literary career and his thought committed to the problems of his time'; in 2011 received the National Prize for Spanish Letters and in 2012 was invested Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Alcalá. Sampedro exercised his critical humanism about moral and social decadence of the West, of neoliberalism and the brutalities of 'wild capitalism'. In reference to this, contributed their grain of sand on the protests in Spain in May 2011 writing the preface to the Spanish edition of the book 'Indignez-vous!' (Outrage!) by Stéphane Hessel. In this video he talks about the duty to live a life, on the naturalness of death and on the validity of the slogan of the French Revolution: Liberty, equality and fraternity. 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Doctor en filosofía y letras por la Universidad de Barcelona, catedrático de antropología e historia del pensamiento por la Universidad Internacional de Catalunya y máster en sociología y urbanismo por la Universidad de París, es además profesor en la Universidad de Barcelona y decano de Humanidades en la Universidad Internacional de Catalunya. Ha publicado diversos libros como 'La ciudad cautiva: ensayos de teoría sociopolítica fundamental' —Siruela, 2006— o 'Antropología viaria: la percepción de la seguridad como factor de riesgo' —Fundación Abertis, 2006—.'The future depends on our thoughts, emotions and illusions'. Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Barcelona, professor of anthropology and history of thought from the International University of Catalonia and MA in sociology and urban planning at the University of Paris, is also a professor at the University of Barcelona and Dean of Humanities at the International University of Catalonia. He has published several books like 'The Captive City: essays of essential sociopolitical theory' —Siruela, 2006— or 'Road Anthropology: the perception of security as a risk factor' —Abertis Foundation, 2006—." 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