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The Mind-Body-World Connection

The Mind-Body-World Connection

Building off of our model of meaning from before, we take the implications up one level to show that meaning builds something very real in the world outside of our subjective perception of it. That meaning creates chemical reactions between people and between people in the world lends a certain scientific credibility to two ideas: 1) how we see the world can shape it; 2) how we see the world can shape us as well.

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Feedback Loops of Meaning

Feedback Loops of Meaning

Popular theories hold that meaning comes from god, culture, society, ideology, the spirit, the mind, or the brain. In many ways, I will argue that that it is all of these and more. By trying to create a simplified and interactive model of how meaning works, I hope to show that meaning is a force that works at levels big and small, with its own particular logic, to push human beings in a particular direction. I hope to sketch an understanding of how and why human beings create meaning, so as to ultimately engineer more of it. I also hope that a science of meaning might be the antidote to a pathological model of mental health, and an overly judgmental kind of politics.

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The Evolution of Meaning: A Manifesto

The Evolution of Meaning: A Manifesto

Public health organizations can now quantify an American Dream in decline. Like other religions, millennials are buying into it less – recent polls suggest that half of all millennials simply call the dream “dead.” Not wanting to leave things anecdotal, however, respected British researcher Richard Wilkinson has gathered a Darwinian abundance of data to show why. He summarizes himself glibly: “If Americans want to live the American Dream, they should go to Denmark.”

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