Object level vs. Meta level is a distinction between levels of abstraction. The object level usually is about a specific issue at hand, while the meta level is about general principles, 'arguments about arguments', or 'thinking about thinking'.

Example 1: "You should care about climate change because of the greenhouse effect" is an object-level argument, while "you should care about climate change because the majority of scientists agree it is a problem" is a meta-level argument.

Example 2: Planning a project is an object-level thing to do, while doing a project management course is a more meta-level thing to do....

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