These ideas about meaning are the fruits of discussing The Stranger
. The protagonist
in the novel, believes only in immediate meaning -- he's stupid. Hope someone finds this interesting.
Immediate meaning - is meaning that can be found in the present and does
not last. (i.e. sex, a beautiful sunrise or anywhere intrinsic meaning can be found .)
Intermediate meaning - is not found in the present, but rather is worked
towards. (i.e. education)
Ultimate meaning - is found in God or some other thing greater than oneself.