Create Dangerously: Existantialist Philosophies of Authenticity and Freedom

How does existentialist philosophy help us think about the 4th UU principle “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning” in our lives? In this message, Talia will discuss some key themes in existential philosophy about our freedom and how and why we tend to flee it. In so doing, she will explore how these ideas might be helpful for living according to the 4th principle.

Talia Welsh is a UUCC member, a native of Canada, and a UC Foundation Professor of Philosophy & Women’s Studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her work has focused on issues in existentialist philosophy, philosophy of psychology, gender theory, and the ethics of health management.