The Pursuit of Self-Transcendence
Jonathan Haidt Keynotes - Presentations by Jonathan Haidt explore patterns of human behavior, specifically in the realm of...
Jonathan Haidt refers to humans as homo-duplex, and uses the metaphor of a large house that one knows very well but in which an unknown staircase can at times appear, which leads to this next level of consciousness.
Jonathan Haidt draws on examples from the work of William James, Charles Darwin and other great psychologists as he explores the routes by which humans pursue a level of self-transcendence, whether through psychedelic drugs, meditation, war, nature and more. Jonathan Haidt also examines the possible motivations of human beings to seek self-transcendence.