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Fluidity

This is a nonfiction audiobook narrated by Matt Arnold with the permission of the author, David Chapman. Full text at: https://meaningness.com

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Original music by Kevin MacLeod. https://incompetech.com/music/

Artwork on this webpage is by Barry Gohn. https://www.deviantart.com/bzgbg

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Oct 17, 2021

Nihilism promises you don’t have to care, because nothing means anything. But you do care—and you can’t escape that.
https://meaningness.com/nihilism-promise
The end-state of nihilism is not suicide, but catatonia.
https://meaningness.com/accomplishing-nihilism
Original music by Kevin MacLeod.
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Oct 14, 2021

This mid-week bonus episode is another interview with David Chapman, in which we discuss nihilism, both as a book section, and nihilism itself. Since the time that I started recording, he has since written six more episodes worth of chapters in the Nihilism section of Meaningness. I could move on and record "Meaningness...


Oct 10, 2021

Materialism says that only mundane purposes like money, sex, and power count. It wrongly rejects higher purposes—but those too are not ultimate.

https://meaningness.com/materialism

Common critiques of materialism, from religion, political idealism, personal idealism, and...


Oct 3, 2021

The delusion that you can find your true, unique personal life-purpose causes only suffering and failure.

https://meaningness.com/mission-defects-obstacles

Just discover your unique talent, follow your passion, and success is guaranteed—this is terrible advice!

https://meaningness.com/do-with-my-life

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Sep 28, 2021

Dividing purposes into higher and mundane, mission pursues higher ends and rejects pragmatism; materialism seeks only selfish goals. Both are mistakes.

https://meaningness.com/purpose

It is attractive to think that we each have a unique, transcendent, ultimate purpose in life. Unfortunately, this belief is both false...