That still sounds like 'meta' is a direction of (metaphorical) movement, but that it can be a different direction every time. Do you suppose you could have a situation where repeatedly 'going meta' would have you moving from one subject to the other and then back again, and again?


I think it's more of a relationship than a direction. There can be many metadiscussions to one object discussion, and there can of course be many object discussions for the same metadiscussion.

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0Lumifer4yIf you want to think of it as a direction, the direction is outside. I don't think you can do loops.

Rationality Quotes April 2016

by bbleeker 1 min read6th Apr 201659 comments


Another month, another rationality quotes thread. The rules are:

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