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Finding Purpose In A Godless World With Ralph Lewis

Provocative Enlightenment with Eldon Taylor

This show originally aired October 4th 2018.Ralph LewisRalph Lewis, MD, joins Eldon for a discussion setting theistic beliefs against the atheistic perspective. In his newest book, Finding Purpose in a Godless World, Lewis argues that religious beliefs are not necessary, indeed often even foolish, to find true meaning and purpose in life. He uses scientific findings to suggest how mind emerges from brain, how religious notions often disappoint believers, how evolution explains life itself, and more.Dr. Lewis obtained his medical degree in 1990 at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he grew up. He completed specialty training in psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 1996, followed by a two year fellowship in neuroimaging research and a Master of Science in Neuroscience, both at the University of Toronto. He has held his present staff physician appointment at Sunnybrook since 1998.To learn more about Ralph Lewis, go to www.purposewithoutgod.com

53mins

25 Jan 2021

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Provocative Enlightenment 01 - 25 - 21 Finding Purpose In A Godless World With Ralph Lewis

Alternative Talk- 1150AM KKNW

This show originally aired October 4th 2018.Ralph LewisRalph Lewis, MD, joins Eldon for a discussion setting theistic beliefs against the atheistic perspective. In his newest book, Finding Purpose in a Godless World, Lewis argues that religious beliefs are not necessary, indeed often even foolish, to find true meaning and purpose in life. He uses scientific findings to suggest how mind emerges from brain, how religious notions often disappoint believers, how evolution explains life itself, and more.Dr. Lewis obtained his medical degree in 1990 at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he grew up. He completed specialty training in psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 1996, followed by a two year fellowship in neuroimaging research and a Master of Science in Neuroscience, both at the University of Toronto. He has held his present staff physician appointment at Sunnybrook since 1998.To learn more about Ralph Lewis, go to www.purposewithoutgod.com

53mins

25 Jan 2021

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Episode 11: Conversation with Ralph Lewis!

ALL ONE TIME LIVE

Ralph actively engages in “dying before he dies” i.e., ending identification with a personal-separate-sense-of-self and living in the world as the Oneness he knows himself to be, before the physical body expires. To this end, he uses all the tools he has acquired that aid in releasing false beliefs and conditioning through sincere and radically honest self-discovery and self-inquiry. He is writing his first book, Bringing Light to the Heart of Matters, which conveys his experiences and perspectives of both duality reality and Oneness, and shines the Light of Awareness on our separation conditioning.

1hr 51mins

20 Oct 2020

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CCBB: Dr. Ralph Lewis - Randomness or Meaning in Coincidences -Two Psychiatrists Debate

Connecting with Coincidence with Dr. Bernard Beitman, MD

Ralph Lewis, MD, is a psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada; an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto; and a psycho-oncology consultant at the Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto. He works primarily as a clinician in a time-intensive hospital-based practice. He is the author of the book Finding Purpose in a Godless World: Why We Care Even if the Universe Doesn’t and a blogger for Psychology Today.Dr. Lewis obtained his MD (MBBCh) in 1990 at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he grew up. He completed residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 1996 and went on to do a two year clinical research fellowship jointly at Sunnybrook and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (formerly the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry), with a concurrent Master of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. He has held his present staff physician appointment at Sunnybrook and his faculty appointment at the University of Toronto since 1998. Ralph, his wife Karin and their three children try to live purposeful, inspired lives in a godless world—appreciating the random, precarious, and precious nature of life and knowing that while the universe doesn’t care, people can and do care.

1hr

23 Apr 2020

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CCBB: Dr. Ralph Lewis - Randomness or Meaning in Coincidences -Two Psychiatrists Debate

From The XZBN Vault - Dr. Bernard Beitman, MD

Ralph Lewis, MD, is a psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada; an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto; and a psycho-oncology consultant at the Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto. He works primarily as a clinician in a time-intensive hospital-based practice. He is the author of the book Finding Purpose in a Godless World: Why We Care Even if the Universe Doesn’t and a blogger for Psychology Today.Dr. Lewis obtained his MD (MBBCh) in 1990 at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he grew up. He completed residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 1996 and went on to do a two year clinical research fellowship jointly at Sunnybrook and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (formerly the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry), with a concurrent Master of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. He has held his present staff physician appointment at Sunnybrook and his faculty appointment at the University of Toronto since 1998. Ralph, his wife Karin and their three children try to live purposeful, inspired lives in a godless world—appreciating the random, precarious, and precious nature of life and knowing that while the universe doesn’t care, people can and do care.

1hr

23 Apr 2020

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Finding Purpose In A Godless World (Part Two) With Dr. Ralph Lewis

Provocative Enlightenment Radio

Ralph Lewis, MD, joins Eldon for a discussion setting theistic beliefs against the atheistic perspective. In his newest book, Finding Purpose in a Godless World, Lewis argues that religious beliefs are not necessary, indeed often even foolish, to find true meaning and purpose in life. He uses scientific findings to suggest how mind emerges from brain, how religious notions often disappoint believers, how evolution explains life itself, and more. Dr. Lewis obtained his medical degree in 1990 at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he grew up. He completed specialty training in psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 1996, followed by a two year fellowship in neuroimaging research and a Master of Science in Neuroscience, both at the University of Toronto. He has held his present staff physician appointment at Sunnybrook since 1998. To learn more about Provocative Enlightenment Radio, go to www.provocativeenlightenment.com

52mins

17 Jan 2019

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"Purpose In A Godless World" Episode #124 with Dr Ralph Lewis

The Free Thought Prophet

Ralph Lewis, MD, is a psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada; an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto; and a psycho-oncology consultant at the Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto. Dr. Lewis writes a popular blog series, Finding Purpose, hosted and promoted by his hospital. As of June 2018 he has also been blogging for Psychology Today. He has published articles on a psychiatric understanding of belief and purpose in Skeptic magazine and The Human Prospect, and delivered presentations on these topics at the James Randi Educational Foundation’s TAM conference, Institute for Science and Human Values, and Canadian Association for Spiritual Care. Dr. Lewis helps people seeking meaning in the face of severe and tragic adversity, in addition to extensive experience with complex and subtle psychiatric and psychological conditions. He is interested in the unreliability of intuition and subjective perception in shaping our explanations and beliefs, and the neural basis of motivation and purposiveness. Dr. Lewis obtained his MD (MBBCh) in 1990 at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he grew up. He completed residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 1996 and went on to do a two year clinical research fellowship jointly at Sunnybrook and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (previously the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry), with a concurrent Master of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Toronto. He has held his present staff physician appointment at Sunnybrook and his faculty appointment at the University of Toronto since 1998.Ralph, his wife Karin and their three children try to live purposeful, inspired lives in a godless world—appreciating the random, precarious, and precious nature of life and knowing that while the universe doesn’t care, people can and do care.

58mins

12 Oct 2018

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Finding Purpose in a Godless World with Ralph Lewis

Provocative Enlightenment Radio

Dr. Lewis obtained his medical degree in 1990 at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he grew up. He completed specialty training in psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 1996, followed by a two year fellowship in neuroimaging research and a Master of Science in Neuroscience, both at the University of Toronto. He has held his present staff physician appointment at Sunnybrook since 1998. To learn more about Provocative Enlightenment Radio, go to http://www.provocativeenlightenment.com

52mins

4 Oct 2018

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30. Dr. Ralph Lewis — Finding Meaning in a Meaningless Universe

The Michael Shermer Show

In this wide-ranging conversation Michael Shermer talks with the author of the new book Finding Purpose in a Godless World: Why We Care Even if the Universe Doesn’t, Dr. Ralph Lewis. Dr. Lewis is a psychiatrist at the University of Toronto who works with cancer patients and others facing death. They often face existential crises, so Dr. Lewis—himself an atheist—has developed techniques to help people cope that do not depend on any one religion. His new book is about how human purpose and caring, like consciousness and absolutely everything else in existence, could plausibly have emerged and evolved unguided, bottom-up, in a spontaneous universe. He and Shermer discuss how a random world is too often misconstrued as nihilistic, demotivating, or devoid of morality and meaning. Drawing on years of wide-ranging, intensive clinical experience as a psychiatrist, and his own family experience with cancer, Dr. Lewis helps listeners understand how people cope with random adversity without relying on supernatural belief. In fact, as he explains, although coming to terms with randomness is often frightening, it can be liberating and empowering too. This remote Science Salon was recorded on July 2, 2018.

1hr 23mins

25 Jul 2018

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Ralph Lewis (Peculiar Works: Androbourous) Unedited (814)

Broadway Bullet: Theatre from Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond.

Ralph Lewis of Peculiar Works talks about dusting off the forgotten American classic, Androbourous and the challenges and joys of producing site-specific theatre.

30mins

1 Mar 2018

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