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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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May 22, 2022

The global internet atomizes cultures, societies, and selves into tiny brilliant shards. Meaning has lost context and coherence. Now what?

 
Cultural atomization—the widespread loss of conceptual coherence—has made serious intellectual work much more difficult in the...


May 15, 2022

“Archipelago” is a political model in which everyone can choose what social system to live in. It’s impractical, but points to better solutions.

https://meaningness.com/archipelago-politics

In this episode, I narrate the blog post "Archipelago and Atomic Communitarianism" by Scott Alexander, with his...


May 8, 2022

Subcultures: the diversity of meaning - The subcultural era (1975-2000) recognized the diversity of meanings, and provided a new type of supportive, voluntary social group.
 
https://meaningness.com/subcultures
 
Subcultures: meanings at play - With no responsibility to justify universal norms, or for solving social...


May 1, 2022

At root, the culture war is not about abortion, gay marriage, or marijuana. It is about shared misunderstandings of the nature of meaning.

https://meaningness.com/completing-countercultures

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Apr 24, 2022

The culture war, political polarization, Baby Boomer bafflement: the unending zombie slugfest pairing the two countercultures of the 1960s-80s.
 
https://meaningness.com/counterculture-war
 
"Five Case Studies In Politicization", by Scott Alexander.