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Nihilism

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"Nihilists! Fuck me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos."

Mark it zero !

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Staring into the abyss and smiling at the nothingness :)

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Depressing ...

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A true nihilist wouldn't let anyone know. A profession of nihilism is a veiled cry for help.

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Acceptance that there is no meaning or morality, at least that we know of.

A step further would say that means for the greater good are useless for the greater good doesn't exist.

Good and evil don't exist. Use the words all you like, they're just words.

garry77777(1794) Clarified
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Such self assuredness for one so supposedly open minded .

ThePyg(6737) Disputed
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I am open minded to any thing presented with evidence.

I can not call myself a practicing Nihilist because I'm not even sure how that would go about.

I recognize it for what it is. I don't believe in morality, so I can understand how Nihilism applies to me, but if anyone could provide any evidence for the existence of morality I'd be happy to subscribe to it.

atypican(4874) Disputed
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If there is no meaning, why utilize language?

An argument against there being any "greater good" is a cheap excuse to not try improving anything.

ThePyg(6737) Disputed
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If there is no meaning, why utilize language?

Why not?

An argument against there being any "greater good" is a cheap excuse to not try improving anything.

That's, like, your opinion, man.

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Nihilism is both pragmatically and philosophically empty - it's a completely worthless view that gives us nothing but despair and hopelessness.

I often wonder why nihilists just don't kill themselves and get it over with. Why would their death, their non-existence be so problematic?

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NIHIL ES IN INTELLECTU QUOD NON PRIUS FUERIT IN SENSU

"Nothing is in the intellect that was not previously in the senses."

The above is a central claim of empiricism claiming that ALL knowledge arises from the senses and experience and hence, that no knowledge is innate.

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I subscribe to nihilism in so much as I believe there exists no ultimate purpose, no objective morality - no defined way in which we ought to live our lives. It is my feeling that we should embrace this freedom and create our own purpose and live our lives as we see fit. We do not need permission from any authority to validate our choices concerning how we wish to experience our existence.