Here’s the notes for episode #10 of The Meaning of Everything show.

We all know that the “East” and “West” are different–but just how deep do these differences reach? This week Stefani chats with fellow Oxford PhD candidate Mari Ovsepan about her personal experiences growing up in an “Eastern culture”–which has a more extended, collective sense of self, and now living in a more individualistic Western culture. They discuss Mari’s experiences of coping with the West, the ecstasy of encountering others, why the medievals were right about imagination, and what each culture can spiritually and emotionally learn from the other.

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Discussed in this episode:

Charles Taylor’s Sources of the Self

Luce Irigaray’s Between East and West

Tanya Luhrmann’s When God Talks Back

Patrick Mcnamara’s Neuroscience of Religious Experience

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