The second page narrated in this episode: "No transcendent meaning". If meaning lives only in Neverland, we can’t make much use of it. Fortunately, it’s here, now.

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The first page narrated in this episode: "No absolute meaning". Are you adult enough to accept that the world offers no absolute guarantees?

meaningness.com/no-absolute-me

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The third page narrated in this episode: "No extra-special fancy meanings". Nihilism rightly denies objective, ultimate, transcendent, absolute, cosmic, and eternal meanings. What is left?

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The second page narrated in this episode: "Not really meaningful". "Nothing REALLY means anything" sounds plausible when you feel nihilistic. What does "really" mean, though?

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The first page narrated in this episode: "Lite nihilism." A step on the way to the complete stance, lite nihilism includes a valuable, accurate analysis of the failure of eternalism.

meaningness.com/lite-nihilism

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On this episode of the Fluidity , three segments: "Lite nihilism", "Not really meaningful", and "No extra-special fancy meanings".

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Another link mentioned in this episode:

"Finding Meaning In An Imperfect World" by Iddo Landau

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Links mentioned in this episode:

Scott Alexander’s blog post “Proving too much”.

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On this episode of the Fluidity : "Nihilistic Reasoning Errors"

The many justifications for nihilism rely on a handful of mistaken patterns of reasoning.

meaningness.com/nihilist-falla

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Links mentioned in this episode:

In "Postmodernism vs. The Pomoid Cluster" John Nerst analyzes the relationship between postmodernism as an academic theory, and “pomo” as a popular way of relating to meaningness.

areomagazine.com/2018/06/30/po

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On this episode of the Fluidity : "What Nihilism Is Not"

“Nihilism is inevitable, but not a problem.” This is mistaken: it makes you miserable and ineffective, and erodes social and cultural capacity.

Nihilism, like botulism, is not an ideology or conceptual system. It is a stance: an emotionally-charged way of being.

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What a wonderful day. Virtually attending an all-staff meeting for Worldcon. I'm also getting involved in a Critical Rationalists Weekend in Philadelphia in the first week of December.

Matt Arnold's blog: Why The Netherworld Would Raise An Army Of The Dead To Destroy All Life nemorathwald.dreamwidth.org/40

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