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Nihilism.

 
 
Logicus
 
Reply Sat 27 Jul, 2013 04:27 pm
There are a few questions about this certain of of thinking I have harbored. Why do people hate this view so much. I have heard that Nietzsche was very unpopular due to his Nazi affiliations, but I am pretty sure that he wasn't the only philosopher for this philosophy.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Sat 27 Jul, 2013 05:34 pm
@Logicus,
Friederich Nietzsche had no "Nazi affiliations." He died in 1900, long before the Nationalist Socialist (Nazi) Party was established. The Nazis generally liked him, but that doesn't mean he would have particularly liked the Nazis, had he lived. Theere is no way to know.

Wikipedia wrote:
Nihilism (/ˈnaɪ.ɨlɪzəm/ or /ˈniː.ɨlɪzəm/; from the Latin nihil, nothing) is the philosophical doctrine suggesting the negation of one or more putatively meaningful aspects of life. Most commonly, nihilism is presented in the form of existential nihilism, which argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value.[1] Moral nihilists assert that morality does not inherently exist, and that any established moral values are abstractly contrived. Nihilism can also take epistemological or ontological/metaphysical forms, meaning respectively that, in some aspect, knowledge is not possible, or that reality does not actually exist.
The term was popularized by Ivan Turgenev in his novel Fathers and Sons, whose hero, Bazarov, was a nihilist.[2]
The term is sometimes used in association with anomie to explain the general mood of despair at a perceived pointlessness of existence that one may develop upon realising there are no necessary norms, rules, or laws.[3] Movements such as Futurism and deconstruction,[4] among others, have been identified by commentators as "nihilistic" at various times in various contexts.
Nihilism is also a characteristic that has been ascribed to time periods: for example, Jean Baudrillard and others have called postmodernity a nihilistic epoch,[5] and some Christian theologians and figures of religious authority have asserted that postmodernity[6] and many aspects of modernity[4] represent a rejection of theism, and that rejection of their theistic doctrine entails nihilism.


In popular colloquial use the word is often used to mean a philosophy which holds that nothing really matters because there is no purpose to anything anyway.
Logicus
 
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Reply Sat 27 Jul, 2013 06:10 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
Then why is it, for lack of a better term, "hated"?
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Reply Sat 27 Jul, 2013 06:35 pm
@Logicus,
I'm not sure that "hated" is the right term here. It's not very popular today among most contemporary philosophers. Part of the reason might be that it rejects any appeal for the need of positive action. What's the point of action if there is no purpose to anything anyway?

I suggest you give a careful reading to the Wikipedia article on Nihilism. It's surprisingly thorough and will, I'm sure,answer a number of your questions.
Click on this.
Logicus
 
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Reply Sat 27 Jul, 2013 06:38 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
My appreciations. I found it useful in explaining Nihilism to me. I once was drawn to it by it's name.
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sunyata
 
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Reply Sun 11 May, 2014 08:16 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
yes we can actually know . quote by n.
all anti-semites should be shot.
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