Search for Meaning

It is just that there is no overarching epistemic meaning to life, universe and existence. No one is epistemically richer, none a life more purposeful.

I find that to have a good life, however, instrumental meaning is necessary. And such is instantiated with fuzzyness, reasonability and the intent of pragmatic action. Reasonability allows for more freedom than rationality as it is commonly understood. It allows for absurdity, beauty and constrained rationality. But with freedom comes perils – the perils of being lost or not seeking, the perils of inaction or oblivion. It is also worth noting the importance of pragmatic action which I believe is interdependent on environment, emperical reality and shared non-deconstructive fiction.

This is also a right time to juxtapose the concept of Dostoevsky’s Idiot and the Idiot’s awareness of its own limitations. There is much we do not know. So why try to conform and fit everything into a block without respecting abstractions? Why hold on to absolutisms? Aren’t the notions of self and divinity always plural or plurally singular? Why not find beauty through the destruction of the boring in unknowability? Why hate paradoxes? Why not be arrogant and humble?

A lot of daemons arise from self-referencing (paradox?) of the self and subversion of the holistic experience we call life. More daemons arise from debauchery of strength, discipline and happiness.

It is beautiful though that we are aware of such problems and that in the sea of paradoxes and uncomputable abstractive jumps there does lie great pools of comprehensive consistency.

References:

  • Fuzzy logic, Intuitionistic logic
  • Godel incompleteness, Computation
  • Rationality and its disputed bases of definition
  • Category theory
  • Samkhya, Uttara mimamsa, Buddhism
  • Metaphysics, Instrumentalism, Pragmatism
  • Logical reasoning and rational irrationality
  • Writing allows for inifnite working tape.
  • I also take liberty in broadening the notion of what it means to be fuzzy from propositional logic and embracing incompleteness of the same.
  • Maybe faith helps. Absurd? Maybe. Maybe not.