We had some technical hiccups with the internet, but I managed to save a good portion. Hope you enjoy it!
Pre-order the Cognitive Continuum book: https://dgreig.com/store
Daniel's website and newsletter: https://dgreig.com/
Meaning crisis lectures series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLND1JCRq8Vuh3f0P5qjrSdb5eC1ZfZwWJ
Helpful introduction lectures:
Cognitive Science Rescues the Deconstructed Mind: https://youtu.be/czddkPxz4K4
Spiritual Life & Mental Health: https://youtu.be/wbUHYi-GFMw
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