Simulacrum Levels

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Yoav Ravid (+92)
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Yoav Ravidv1.2.0Aug 3rd 2020 (+92)

Simulacrum Levels are a framework for analyzing different motivations people can have for making statements.

  • Simulacrum Level 1: Attempt to describe the world accurately.

  • Simulacrum Level 2: Choose what to say based on what your statement will cause other people to do or believe.
  • Simulacrum Level 3: Say things that signal membership to your ingroup.
  • Simulacrum Level 4: Choose which group to signal membership to based on what the benefit would be for you.
  • The origin of this framework is in Simulacra and Simulation by sociologist Jean Baudrillard.

    Multicorev1.1.0Aug 2nd 2020

    Simulacrum Levels are a framework for analyzing different motivations people can have for making statements.

    Simulacrum Level 1: Attempt to describe the world accurately.

    Simulacrum Level 2: Choose what to say based on what your statement will cause other people to do or believe.

    Simulacrum Level 3: Say things that signal membership to your ingroup.

    Simulacrum Level 4: Choose which group to signal membership to based on what the benefit would be for you.