Episode 47: The Good Life with philosopher Ole Hoffken

Gears, Action, Growth: Shifting Business Culture one Conversation at a Time

Jun 1 2023 • 52 mins

Iain and Josephine interview postdoctoral researcher and philosopher Ole Hoffken on The Good Life during his recent visit to Deakin University. We delve into his work which explores how the good life ‘feels’ and the objective conditions required in organisations and the broader society to attain it. We explore the concept of resonance and what it tells us about creating a life of meaning and happiness. Contact Ole at: o.hoeffken@gmail.com The book by Hartmut Rosa on the 'resonance theory' of the good life: https://www.wiley.com/en-us/Resonance%3A+A+Sociology+of+Our+Relationship+to+the+World-p-9781509519927 A shorter article by Rosa sketching the general idea: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Dynamic-Stabilization%2C-the-Triple-A.-Approach-to-Rosa/ce236c08109c0b437e13fe77478c6e58cc56c930 A great introduction to the evolutionary-anthropological approach can be found in the book 'The Social Leap' by Bill von Hippel (University of Queensland): https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-social-leap-william-von-hippel?variant=39379922780194 During his research stay, Ole gave a talk on his work at Deakin University: https://philevents.org/event/show/108329 Contact Dr Iain Butterworth at iain@iainbutterworth.com Let us know your thoughts on how you are attempting to live the Good Life. Contact Josephine at https://gearedforgrowth.biz/contact/