Sailing the seas of meaningness

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This page will introduce the fluid mode of society, culture, and self.

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This page introduces a section containing the following pages:

  • ⚒︎ Fluid understanding: meta-rationality

    Meta-rationality uses rational systems more effectively by taking them as nebulous tools, not eternal truths.

  • ⚒︎ Fluid self in relationship

    Fluidity recognizes that you have selves, rather than being a self, and that the self/other distinction is nebulous though patterned.

    • The Cofounders

      The path from professionalism to a deliberately-developmental relationship: a tale of startup cofounders.

  • ⚒︎ Fluid society

    A fluid society ideally provides the benefits of tradition, modernity, and postmodernity, while avoiding their defects.

  • ⚒︎ Fluid culture: metamodernism

    Metamodernism resolves the modernity/postmodernity conflict in favor of reconstruction, collaboration, ambiguity, and engagement.

This page is in the section Meaningness and Time: past, present, future.

The previous page is Desiderata for any future mode of meaningness.

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