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Nihilism and culture

Johan Goudsblom

Nihilism and culture

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Published by Blackwell in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Culture,
  • Nihilism (Philosophy) -- Social aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Johan Goudsblom ; translated from the Dutch.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 213p.:
    Number of Pages213
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23748369M
    ISBN 10063119570

    Good and evil are vague, and related values are simply the result of social and emotional pressures. Russian Nihilists, for example, rejected that traditional political, ethical, and religious norms had any validity or binding force on them. Sergey Nechayev's nihilist revolution[ edit ] The entrance on the scene of Sergey Nechayev symbolizes the transformation from the foundational period to the revolutionary period. Unlike any book of its kind, The Way of Men offers a simple, straightforward answer-without getting bogged down in religion, morality, or politics. The image of Nechayev is as much a result of his Catechism of a Revolutionist as any actions he actually took. They believe that there is either an inherent moral good that we must all obey, or there are no rules and life is pointless anarchy.

    Nihilists look at the death of God and conclude that, without any perfect source of absolute, universal, and transcendent values, then there can be no real values at all. This observation stems in part from Nietzsche's perspectivismor his notion that "knowledge" is always by someone of some thing: it is always bound by perspective, and it is never mere fact. Vattimo explains that with this new edition of Colli and Montinari, a critical reception of Heidegger's interpretation of Nietzsche began to take shape. In his novel What Is to Be Done? The image of Nechayev is as much a result of his Catechism of a Revolutionist as any actions he actually took. The philosophical ideas of the French author, the Marquis de Sadeare often noted as early examples of nihilistic principles.

    There is a common misconception that the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was a nihilist. The Catechism of a Revolutionist is an important document as it establishes the clear break between the formation of nihilism as a political philosophy and what it becomes as a practice of revolutionary action. In the midst of this frighteningly radical freedom, Sartre saw the ultimate opportunity: to make of ourselves what we will. In lieu of meta-narratives we have created new language-games in order to legitimize our claims which rely on changing relationships and mutable truths, none of which is privileged over the other to speak to ultimate truth. The Way of Men What is masculinity?


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Shows about Nothing: Nihilism in Popular Culture

It based its belief on nothing but scientific truth; science would be the solution of all social problems. It provided a great explanation of nihilism and how it's displayed in many types of shows. Conclusion 1. In this sense, in constructing a world where objective knowledge is possible, Christianity is an antidote against a primal form of nihilism, against the despair of meaninglessness.

I've probably only ever seen a handful of Seinfeld episodes and never had imagined how nihilistic it was.

Nietzsche and Nihilism

The movement eventually deteriorated into an ethos of subversion, destruction, and anarchy, and by the late s, a nihilist was anyone associated with clandestine political groups advocating terrorism and assassination.

Disputing the common misconception that nihilism is wholly negative and necessarily damaging to the human spirit, John Marmysz offers a clear and complete definition to argue that it is compatible, and indeed preferably responded to, with an attitude of good humor.

The phrase "what does it matter" or variants of this are often spoken by several characters in response to events; the significance of some of these events suggests a subscription to nihilism by said characters as a type of coping strategy.

The philosophical, ethical, and intellectual crisis of nihilism that has tormented modern philosophers for over a century has given way to mild annoyance or, more interestingly, an upbeat acceptance of meaninglessness. This was the early view of Jean-Paul Sartre. On the contrary, by freeing himself from the chains tying him to a single perspective normally attributed to God, Nietzsche is able to give a fair hearing to the values of many different and even mutually exclusive perspectives.

But in either case, the question inevitably arises: how is it possible that there is any such thing as true freedom? Thus, the removal of their primary support should lead to their downfall—and that could only be a good thing.

According to Heidegger, the history of Western thought can be seen as the history of metaphysics. Not exactly what I was hoping for. This epistemological cul-de-sac, Rorty concludes, leads inevitably to nihilism.

It is therefore that Nietzsche states that we have outgrown Christianity "not because we lived too far from it, rather because we lived too close". Nihilism and Technology Heidegger, Marcuse, and Ellul warned against the rise of a technological mass culture. Is Nietzsche a Nihilist?

Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. The "anti-art" drive is thought[ by whom? Carr describes Nietzsche's characterization of nihilism "as a condition of tension, as a disproportion between what we want to value or need and how the world appears to operate.

The uncompromising tone and content of the Catechism of a Revolutionist was influential far beyond the mere character Nechayev personified in the minds of the revolutionaries.I don't know if there is one "good" book about nihilism.

One book that I found interesting and "inspirational" (not sure right word) for a while was The Atheists's Guide to Reality: Enjoying Life Without Illusions by Alex Rosenberg.

Thinking serio. Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study.

The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.

Recent Examples. The kind of existential nihilism found in Camus' work can also be found in Louis-Ferdinand Celine's novel Journey to the End of the Night.

The novel presents a very dark view of. I made a list with books/movies/series about or related to nihilism. Hello meaningless humans! Thacker uses medieval theology and pop culture to examine nihilism. It is a well referenced, if short, work, with lots of insight into the concept of the world-without-us.

Nov 17,  · How a Book on Nihilism Ended Up on Jay-Z’s Back and Glenn Beck’s Show November 17, Eugene Wolters 2 Comments Imagine this: You, like many of our readers, work tirelessly to write volumes on subjects that only a handful people will read.

Revealed: The fight to stop Samuel Beckett winning the Nobel prize Waiting for Godot author’s ‘nihilism’ caused fierce dispute at Swedish Academy in