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Lecture ' What Matters in Life? An Existential Perspective of Values ' by Prof. A. Laengle

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on October 17 at 19-00  a lecture 'What matters in life? An existential perspective of values' by prof. A. Laengle (Austria) will be held at HSE. The event is organised by HSE School of Psychology.

Abstract:

Values have a great influence in our life. They play a constant role in economics, politics and societies or in disciplines like philosophy, psychology, religion, sociology. They are fundamental for the construction of a good life for every individual, for gaining life-quality, for finding meaning.

But what are values? They are often understood as an abstract category like health, education, truth, economic growth, freedom of opinion. What makes it that for some of us this are values which motivate them to fight for them, whereas for others it is not?

Existential relevant values are tightly connected with an experience of personal feelings for them. This interconnection is often not so known but sheds light into the inherent potential of values as well as the difficulty to understand different forms of dealing with values by persons, societies and within one’s own life.

The presentation gives an overview on actual shifts and tendencies in societal values and then focusses on the existential access to find and deal with values. It shows their closeness and difference to pleasure. Finally it lays ground for an access to find meaning.

Working language: English, Russian translation.

Address: 4/2  Armiansky pereulok, room 205.

Start time: 19.00

For a pass to HSE building, please, write to existenz@hse.ru