David Chapman on Meaningness

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= Meaningness.com is a website and proto-book maintained by David Chapman on the potential transition towards Metarationality

URL = https://meaningness.com/


Meta-rationality can help resolve rational dillemma's:

  • Eternalism fixates meaning; nihilism denies it. Recognizing that meaning is both nebulous and patterned resolves this false dichotomy.
  • Unity and diversity: Stances concerning connection and separateness: monism, dualism, and participation.
  • Selfness: Abandoning selflessness and egoism equally, we can play with the ambiguous self/other boundary; supple, skillful selfing for successful, satisfying interaction.
  • Purpose: Dividing purposes into higher and mundane, mission pursues higher ends and rejects pragmatism; materialism seeks only selfish goals. Both are mistakes.
  • Personal value: Agonizing over whether you are ordinary or special—or feeling smug about one or the other—can be resolved by choosing to be noble instead.
  • Capability: Resolving a false dichotomy between unrealistic views: being a helpless victim and being totally responsible for your circumstances.
  • Ethics: Available ethical theories are either eternalist or nihilist; both are useless. We must recognize that ethics are both nebulous and meaningful.
  • Authority: A better alternative to the dysfunctional stances of mindlessly opposing authority and mindlessly obeying.
  • Sacredness: Resolving the twin delusions that nothing is sacred and that the only sacred things are those designated by some authority.