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"Thought must be divided against itself before it can come to any knowledge of itself." -Aldous Huxley

This is a list of dimensions along which personal philosophies or metaphysical systems might differ. That people might be at either extreme is one of the reasons for the law of equal and opposite advice. Conflicting beliefs from opposing ends of a spectrum might cause experiences of tension or cognitive dissonance.

  • Achievement/Hedonism
  • Change Self/Change World
  • Heroic Responsibility/Victim of Circumstance
  • Pattern/Chaos
  • Monism/Dualism
  • Nihilism/Eternalism
  • Responsibility/Freedom
  • Special/Ordinary
  • Tradition/Innovation
  • True-Self/Selflessness
  • Overly Concrete/Overly Abstract