Above is my attempted sketch of the stances as outlined by David Chapman on Meaningness. On the bottom are the “confused stances” which are mixes of Eternalism vs. Nihilism and of Monism vs. Dualism. Note that Nihilistic Monism is a rare stance so that there are practically only the Big Three confused stances. The center of the confused stances symbolizes those who are uncommitted to a particular fixed stance. The only virtue of this uncommitted stance is that for some, this position allows one to more clearly see the “4th Option” of Meaningness — the “Complete Stance” which allows all these possibilities.
The “Complete Stance” is then seen to contain all possibilities without a fixed quality — it is thought of as a spacious stance (thus the dotted borders in contrast to the thick borders of the confused stances). The “Confused Stances” are just locked-down, fixations on aspects of the “Complete Stance”.
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