Pursuing the Excellent Life
Oct. 13, 2021

Can a hermit Flourish?

Recently, a listener posed an interesting question in response to Episode 9 on Human Flourishing.  In that episode we said that a hermit might be happy living alone in the woods, but that s/he wouldn't really living a flourishing life. The listener questioned whether this was accurate, especially since flourishing is unique to each individual. In this episode, we discuss the question of whether a hermit can flourish. Along the way we also delve into moral relativism, moral pluralism and even nihilism. 

In addition, we talk about the "reboot" of the Rational Ignorance Podcast, which involves shorter, more focused episodes that all pertain to some aspect of human flourishing.