What will happen when I die?
(Nothing -> loss of existence -> existentialism)
The other components are left as an exercise for the reader.
This has to be an exercise in intuition because these components aren’t logically defined here. Here are my answers to this exercise.
What will happen when I die? “Nothing” -> loss of existence -> existentialism
Existentialism is pretty well defined so I won’t comment further.
What’s the meaning of life? “Nothing” -> loss of essence -> edenism
Here I’m using lowercase-‘e’ edenism to refer to a deep pessimism toward increasing abstraction. This manifests in the compulsion to lead a more “meaningful” life, which tends to be simpler and cut out all details that are not understood or purposeful.
In contrast, the civilizing instinct could be regarded as an optimism about increasing abstraction and multiplying details.
How should I conduct myself? “Doesn’t matter” -> loss of conscience -> solipsism
I believe the shit-tier SJWs are the best possible example of this phenomenon, particularly because we can trace their solipsism back to their amygdala-deadening degeneracy (sexual, drugs, doublethink, and otherwise). Though Vox traces the intellectual foundations of their totalitarian religion back to John Stuart Mill, it’s pretty clear that SJWs do not pursue social justice convergence in response to broad reading and clear thinking. Rather, their crusade is (to them) pure, unadulterated expression of instinct. This can be seen from their entire unconcern with the results of their actions, except insofar as these results affect their ability to engage in continued emotional expression.
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. ”
C. S. Lewis
God in the Dock
Am I loved? “No” -> loss of beneficence -> pragmatism
This is what psychopathy is.