On the second part of this episode: Some other varieties of objectivity

Nihilistic claims about subjectivity, inherent meaning, universal meaning, and scientific objectivity do not hold up.

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On the first part of this episode: No objective meaning

While the meaning of “objective” is nebulous, learning to relate to meaningness more objectively is possible and worthwhile.

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On this episode of the Fluidity : The Varieties Of Special Meaning Part 5 - Objectivity

We pick up where we left off in the Nihilism chapter of the book "Meaningness", with additional pages written by the author during the narration of "Meaningness And Time".

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Rehearsing the horrors of nihilism: Reminding yourself and others of how bad nihilism is can help maintain the eternalist stance. This is the hellfire and brimstone of eternalist preaching.

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Fortress eternalism: In the face of undeserved suffering, is difficult not to fall into the stance that most things are God’s will, but not the horrible bits.

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Purification: An obsessive focus for dualist eternalism mobilizes emotions of disgust, guilt, shame, and self-righteous anger.

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Rehearsing the horrors of nihilism: Reminding yourself and others of how bad nihilism is can help maintain the eternalist stance. This is the hellfire and brimstone of eternalist preaching.

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Mystification: Using thoughts as a weapon against authentic thinking, to create glib, bogus metaphysical explanations that sweep meaninglessness under the rug.

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Faithful bafflement: Maintaining the eternalist stance that remains committed but begins to doubt.

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Wistful certainty: The thought that there must exist whatever it takes to make eternalism seem to work.

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Bargaining and recommitment: When eternalism lets you down, you are tempted to make a bargain with it. Eternalism will behave itself better, and in return you renew your faith in it.

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Thought suppression: Maintaining faith in non-existent meanings. It leads to deliberate stupidity, inability to express oneself, and inaction.

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Faith: Privileging faith over experience is an eternalist ploy for blinding yourself to signs of nebulosity.

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Armed & armored eternalism: When nebulosity becomes obvious, eternalism fails to fit reality. You can armor yourself against evidence, and arm yourself to destroy it.

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Kitsch and naïveté: The denial of the possibility of meaninglessness leads to willfully idiotic sentimentality.

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Hiding from nebulosity: Physically avoiding ambiguous situations and information.

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Colluding for eternalism: Because eternalist delusion is so desirable, we collude to maintain it. To save each other from nihilism, we support each other in not-seeing nebulosity.

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Pretending: Eternalist religions and political systems are always partly make-believe, like children playing at being pirates.

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Hope: Hope is harmful in devaluing the present and shifting attention to imaginary futures that may never exist.

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