No cosmic plan

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.

This page will summarize the consequences of the fact that there is no “cosmic plan” or eternal ordering principle to the universe.

Most ideas about meaningness assume that meaning requires one; so if there isn’t one, nothing can be meaningful. But this is mistaken; which means that most ideas about meaningfulness and meaninglessness are mistaken.

I have written a little about the absence of a cosmic plan over at Approaching Aro.


This page is in the section Meaningness: the complete stance,
      which is in Meaning and meaninglessness,
      which is in Doing meaning better.

The next page in book-reading order is Unity and diversity.

This page’s topics are Atheism, Causality, Eternalism, and Meaningness.

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 ©2010–2017 David Chapman.