Devin Posted March 29 Share Posted March 29 (edited) Most people only know the caricature of Nihilism that "nothing matters", but that's a gross undercharacterization, Nihilists didn't believe you should just do whatever morally outrageous thing in the moment with no regard for consequences, they were realists and pragmatists, they just didn't believe in doing something for pure 'ethic' or religious reasoning. I don't think the Nihilists had everything figured out but with Advaita and Nihilism I say the combination is the truth. What's wrong about Nihilism? nihilism, (from Latin nihil, “nothing”), originally a philosophy of moral and epistemological skepticism that arose in 19th-century Russia during the early years of the reign of Tsar Alexander II. The term was famously used by Friedrich Nietzsche to describe the disintegration of traditional morality in Western society. In the 20th century, nihilism encompassed a variety of philosophical and aesthetic stances that, in one sense or another, denied the existence of genuine moral truths or values, rejected the possibility of knowledge or communication, and asserted the ultimate meaninglessness or purposelessness of life or of the universe. @Someone here any thoughts young Socrates? Everyone else too. Edited March 29 by Devin Quote Mention Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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