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This page introduces a section containing the following pages:

  • Schematic overview: contingency

    A schematic overview of stances toward contingency: causality, chaos, and flow.

  • ⚒︎ Causality

    The eternalist stance of causality: Everything happens for the best, in accord with the Cosmic Plan. (Except free will lets us do evil.)

  • ⚒︎ Chaos

    The stance that things happen for no reason.

  • ⚒︎ Flow

    There are no ultimate causes, and causation is nebulous, but we naturally observe patterns.

This page is in the section Doing meaning better.

The previous page is ⚒︎ Sacredness. (That page introduces its own subsection.)

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