Accepting nebulosity resolves confusions about meaning

Clouds are not so bad, after all..

The core of this book is a method for resolving confusions about meaningness.

The method can be applied to many sorts of issues. Any topic that involves meaning and meaninglessness I call a “dimension of meaningness.” (These include, for instance, ethics, purpose, and value.)

For any dimension, the method asks:

This explanation may seem conceptual and abstract at this point. Meaningness is meant to be useful in everyday life practice. Most of it consists of detailed applications of the method to different dimensions of meaningness.

As we go along, I hope you will gain an intuitive, concrete understanding of the method, through reading examples. Also, we will revisit it with more precision and detail later in the book, when additional relevant concepts will be available.