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My Ramblings on Nihilism

February 20, 2011

A few days ago, I got an email from a friend that got me thinking.

WARNING: If you are severely depressed, and/or contemplating suicide, this article may not be appropriate for you. While my intention is for it is to be liberating, its message may come across to you in a distorted way. Please don’t read it without the approval of your psychologist. Read this instead. Read more …

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  1. Madoculos permalink

    “Rules and judgments are subjective – and that’s perfectly OK.”

    “Meaning is a product of the mind. It is subjective – and there’s nothing wrong with this. As long as we embrace the subjective nature of meaning, condemnation becomes unnecessary.”

    Isn’t the point of nihilism such that it isn’t okay to value subjective values and that there’s something wrong with it?

    To note that they are subjective and carry on has been done with moral relativism, so doesn’t that render this brand of nihilism useless?

    • “Isn’t the point of nihilism such that it isn’t okay to value subjective values and that there’s something wrong with it?”

      That’s exactly the idea that I get – and I see a problem with it.

      Claiming that something is wrong/not OK is a value judgment in my book – a negative one. As we already know, value judgments are always subjective.

      Following nihilist logic then, it must be wrong to be claiming that something’s wrong/not OK.

      Following nihilist logic, being a nihilist is wrong.

      Nihilism is toast.

      Objections?

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