Contingency

This page is unfinished. It may be a mere placeholder in the book outline. Or, the text below (if any) may be a summary, or a discussion of what the page will say, or a partial or rough draft.

Navigation

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.)

General explanation: Meaningness is a hypertext book. Start with an appetizer, or the table of contents. Its “metablog” includes additional essays that are not part of the book.

To hear about new content, Subscribe by email subscribe to my email newsletter, Follow Meaningness on Twitter follow me on Twitter, use the Syndicate content RSS feed, or see the list of recent pages.

Click on terms with dotted underlining to read a definition.

The book is a work in progress; pages marked ⚒︎ are under construction.