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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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Jan 30, 2022

Ideological time-distortion strategies are highly effective in propaganda. The Victorian age and the twentieth century gave us many new things that were supposedly ancient. These include:
- British royal coronation ceremonies.
- kilts and almost the entire Scottish national identity.
- almost all of the history of...

Jan 24, 2022

Systems of society, culture, and the self were the foundation of the modern world. Their glories have passed.

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Jan 16, 2022

This chart is an overview of Meaningness and Time: the past, present, and future of culture, society, and our selves.
Also - "In praise of choicelessness." The choiceless mode of understanding meaning has no “becauses.” Explanations are unnecessary because you are unaware of...

Jan 9, 2022

Beginning the next book by David Chapman: "Meaningness And Time". Past modes of relating to meaning and meaninglessness have broken down. How do we move to the fluid mode of social organization?


The problems of meaningness we face now are dramatically different from those of the past. We also sense new...

Holiday Hiatus

Jan 2, 2022

The podcast will be on a one-week hiatus for the holidays, returning January 9, 2022, with "Meaningness And Time." If you have ways of relating to meaningness through winter rituals, may they be as they put it in "Ritual And Its Consequences: An Essay On The Limits Of Sincererity".

"...the endless work of building,...