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Friedrich Nietzsche is what comes to mind when we say "Nihilism". He's a German philosopher and the one who provided a detailed discretion and diagnosis of nihilism; that all values are baseless and so things are meaningless. It's an extremely pessimistic and full of radical skepticism philosophy...
“The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foot-hold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism”
“what are you looking for? There is no Truth. There’s only action, action obeying a million different impulses, ephemeral action, action subjected to every possible and imaginable contingency and contradiction, Life. Life is crime, theft, jealousy, hunger, lies, disgus...
“I think human consciousness, is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware, nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself, we are creatures that should not exist by natural law. We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self; an ac...
“Though nihilism has been relentlessly criticized for overemphasizing the dark side of human experience, it might be equally true that this overemphasis represents a needed counterbalance to shallow optimism and arrogant confidence in human power. Nihilism reminds us t...
Nihilism is not a friendly philosophy; it exploits humanity's bad side, and it may irritate you. Except for what we give it, there is no objective order or structure in the world. The nihilist realizes that all values are baseless and that reason is powerless after penetrating the facades that su...
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