Comments on “Eternalism is harmful”



Sasha's picture

Thank you for this fascinating book and series.

A question:
Is “Eternalism is immoral” not itself an absolutist/eternalist claim?

Strikes a chord

Conor's picture

I just discovered your site/book and am fascinated by how its description of the emotional impact of eternalism describes my experience. I am in the process of reevaluating my philosophical commitments and appreciate the work you’ve put into sharing these valuable ideas. Hopefully, writing this book is as enjoyable for you as it is useful to me.


This page is in the section Eternalism: the fixation of meaning,
      which is in Meaning and meaninglessness,
      which is in Doing meaning better.

The next page in this section is Eternalist ploys and their antidotes.

The previous page is The appeal of eternalism. (That page introduces its own subsection.)

This page’s topic is Eternalism.

General explanation: Meaningness is a hypertext book (in progress), plus a “metablog” that comments on it. The book begins with an appetizer. Alternatively, you might like to look at its table of contents, or some other starting points. Classification of pages by topics supplements the book and metablog structures. Terms with dotted underlining (example: meaningness) show a definition if you click on them. Pages marked with ⚒ are still under construction. Copyright ©2010–2019 David Chapman.