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

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Original music by Kevin MacLeod.

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May 29, 2022

Fluidity addresses the atomization of culture, society, and self with ships that sail the sea of meaning: collaborative, improvised, intimate, and playful.

Desiderata for any future mode of meaningness - A positive and realistic vision for the future of society, culture, and...

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.

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.
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.

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