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    Philosophical Nihilism: A New Logic For Technological Modernity?Hans-Peter Söder - 2013 - SATS 14 (2):187-198.
    Name der Zeitschrift: SATS Jahrgang: 14 Heft: 2 Seiten: 187-198.
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    Philosophical Nihilism: A New Logic For Technological Modernity?Hans-Peter Söder - 2013 - SATS 14 (2).
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    On Philosophical Nihilism.Daniel R. Wilson - unknown
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    Nietzsche, Science, and Philosophical Nihilism.Rebecca Bamford - 2005 - South African Journal of Philosophy 24 (4):241-259.
    Nietzsche offers us a critique of modern culture as threatened by a nihilistic crisis in values. Philosophy is specifically incorporated into Nietzsche's critique, resulting in the claim that modern philosophy, as well as modern culture, is nihilistic. But why should contemporary philosophers give this view credence? In this paper, I put forward some reasons to take Nietzsche's view seriously, focusing on the relationship between science and philosophy. I suggest that modern philosophy still tends to idealise science as an exemplar of (...)
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  5. Nietzsche: The Philosophical Nihilist and Overcoming Nihilism.D. Buterin - 1996 - Synthesis Philosophica 11:131-148.
     
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    Theological Apophaticism and Philosophical Nihilism Towards a Theory of Knowledge.Federico Aguirre - 2019 - Teología y Vida 60 (2):229-242.
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  7. The Authority of Language Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and the Threat of Philosophical Nihilism.James C. Edwards - 1990
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    Existential Nihilism: The Only Really Serious Philosophical Problem.Walter Veit - 2018 - Journal of Camus Studies:211–232.
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  9. James C. Edwards, The Authority of Language: Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and the Threat of Philosophical Nihilism Reviewed By.Nicholas F. Gier - 1991 - Philosophy in Review 11 (3):181-183.
     
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    The Authority of Language: Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and the Threat of Philosophical Nihilism.Carl Elliott - 1992 - Philosophical Books 33 (1):19-20.
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  11. Nihilism: A Philosophical Essay.Stanley Rosen - 1969 - St. Augustine's Press.
  12. Beyond Nihilism: Nietzsche as Edifying Philosopher.Nimrod Aloni - 1991 - Upa.
    In this work the author presents Nietzsche as a counter-nihilistic philosopher-educator who aimed, very much like Plato and Rousseau, to set forth a healing education for western man in a characteristically decadent era. The principal pedagogical or edifying dimension of his philosophy, it is argued, consists of a redefinition of the educational aim of modern humanityóformulated in medical and cultural termsóas the recovery of health and worth.
     
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    Russian Nihilism in Ivan S. Turgenev’s Literary and Philosophical Investigations.Irina N. Sizemskaya - 2018 - Russian Studies in Philosophy 56 (5):394-404.
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    Nihilism: A Philosophical Essay.Bernard Murchland - 1971 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 32 (2):277-278.
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  15. Mereological Nihilism and the Special Arrangement Question.Andrew Brenner - 2015 - Synthese 192 (5):1295-1314.
    Mereological nihilism is the thesis that composite objects—objects with proper parts—do not exist. Nihilists generally paraphrase talk of composite objects F into talk of there being “xs arranged F-wise” . Recently several philosophers have argued that nihilism is defective insofar as nihilists are either unable to say what they mean by such phrases as “there are xs arranged F-wise,” or that nihilists are unable to employ such phrases without incurring significant costs, perhaps even undermining one of the chief (...)
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    Nihilism, Reason, and "The Good"Nihilism: A Philosophical Essay. [REVIEW]Bernd Magnus - 1971 - Review of Metaphysics 25 (2):292-310.
    UNTIL RECENTLY the terms "nihilism" and "nihilist" had served as philosophic shibboleths. When uttered, the words were almost always invoked to summon the community--philosophic or nonphilosophic--to self-righteous indignation. Nihilism was said to motivate critiques of religious and moral notions; forms of skepticism, including Hume's, were not surprisingly branded "nihilism." When employed in this way, the terms were intended both to stigmatize and quarantine. "Nihilism" and "atheism" share a common history in this respect, as terms of derision, (...)
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    Nihilism, Skepticism, and Philosophical Method: A Response to Landau on Coherence and the Meaning of Life.Paul Thagard - 2013 - Philosophical Psychology 26 (4):619-621.
  18. Mereological Nihilism and Puzzles About Material Objects.Bradley Rettler - 2018 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 99 (4):842-868.
    Mereological nihilism is the view that no objects have proper parts. Despite how counter‐intuitive it is, it is taken quite seriously, largely because it solves a number of puzzles in the metaphysics of material objects – or so its proponents claim. In this article, I show that for every puzzle that mereological nihilism solves, there is a similar puzzle that (a) it doesn’t solve, and (b) every other solution to the original puzzle does solve. Since the solutions to (...)
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    A Philosopher for Today?: Max Stirner's Egoistical Nihilism.David Holbrook - 1977 - New Blackfriars 58 (687):382-390.
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    The Last Fumes: Nihilism and the Nature of Philosophical Concepts.Franca D'Agostini - 2009 - Davies Group, Publishers.
    Contents Introduction Detailed Content xx 1 Chapter 1. What is nihilism? Chapter 2. The epistemological Liar 21 Chapter 3. Unnatural certainties 43 Chapter ...
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    Technology--Humanism or Nihilism: A Critical Analysis of the Philosophical Basis and Practice of Modern Technology.Gregory H. Davis - 1981 - Upa.
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    Nihilism: A Philosophical Essay. By Stanley Rosen. New Haven: Yale University Press; Montreal: McGill University Press. 1969. Pp. Xx, 241. $ 8.50. [REVIEW]Kenneth Dorter - 1971 - Dialogue 10 (4):797-799.
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    "Nihilism: A Philosophical Essay," by Stanley Rosen.George J. Stack - 1972 - Modern Schoolman 49 (4):388-394.
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    Nihilism: A Philosophical Essay. [REVIEW]Charles F. Kielkopf - 1972 - New Scholasticism 46 (2):258-267.
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  25. Mereological Nihilism and Personal Ontology.Andrew Brenner - 2017 - Philosophical Quarterly 67 (268).
    Mereological nihilists hold that composition never occurs, so that nothing is ever a proper part of anything else. Substance dualists generally hold that we are each identical with an immaterial soul. In this paper, I argue that every popular objection to substance dualism has a parallel objection to composition. This thesis has some interesting implications. First, many of those who reject composition, but accept substance dualism, or who reject substance dualism and accept composition, have some explaining to do. Secondly, one (...)
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  26. Logical Nihilism: Could There Be No Logic?Gillian Russell - 2018 - Philosophical Issues 28 (1):308-324.
    Logical monists and pluralists disagree about how many correct logics there are; the monists say there is just one, the pluralists that there are more. Could it turn out that both are wrong, and that there is no logic at all?
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  27. Mereological Nihilism and the Problem of Emergence.David Michael Cornell - 2017 - American Philosophical Quarterly 54 (1):77-87.
    Mereological nihilism is the view that there are no composite objects; everything in existence is mereologically simple. The view is subject to a number of difficulties, one of which concerns what I call the problem of emergence. Very briefly, the problem is that nihilism seems to be incompatible with emergent properties; it seems to rule out their very possibility. This is a problem because there are good independent reasons to believe that emergent properties are possible. This paper provides (...)
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  28. Nihilism in Postmodernity: Lyotard, Baudrillard, Vattimo.Ashley Woodward - 2006 - The Davies Group.
    Nihilism in Postmodernity is an exploration of the nature of the problem of meaninglessness in the contemporary world through the philosophical traditions of nihilism and postmodernism. The author traces the advent of modern nihilism in the works of Nietzsche, Sartre, and Heidegger, before detailing the postmodern transformation of nihilism in the works of three major postmodern thinkers: Lyotard, Baudrillard, and Vattimo. He presents a qualified defense of their positions, arguing that while there is much under-appreciated (...)
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  29. Existential Nihilism: The Only Really Serious Problem in Philosophy.Walter Veit - 2018 - Journal of Camus Studies 2018:211-232.
    Since Friedrich Nietzsche, philosophers have grappled with the question of how to respond to nihilism. Nihilism, often seen as a derogative term for a ‘life-denying’, destructive and perhaps most of all depressive philosophy is what drove existentialists to write about the right response to a meaningless universe devoid of purpose. This latter diagnosis is what I shall refer to as existential nihilism, the denial of meaning and purpose, a view that not only existentialists but also a long (...)
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  30. Mereological Nihilism: Quantum Atomism and the Impossibility of Material Constitution.Jeffrey Grupp - 2006 - Axiomathes 16 (3):245-386.
    Mereological nihilism is the philosophical position that there are no items that have parts. If there are no items with parts then the only items that exist are partless fundamental particles, such as the true atoms (also called philosophical atoms) theorized to exist by some ancient philosophers, some contemporary physicists, and some contemporary philosophers. With several novel arguments I show that mereological nihilism is the correct theory of reality. I will also discuss strong similarities that mereological (...)
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  31. Moral Nihilism and its Implications.Marc Krellenstein - 2017 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 38 (1):75-90.
    Philosophers have identified a number of principles that characterize morality and underlie moral judgments. However, philosophy has failed to establish any widely agreed-upon justification for these judgments, and an “error theory” that views moral judgments as without justification has not been successfully refuted. Evolutionary psychologists have had success in explaining the likely origins and mechanisms of morality but have also not established any justification for adopting particular values. As a result, we are left with moral nihilism -- the absence (...)
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    Phenomenology, Ontology, Nihilism: Løgstrup, Levinas, and the Limits of Philosophical Anthropology.Steven Crowell - 2020 - The Monist 103 (1):16-37.
    Despite recent interest in his work, little has been written about Løgstrup’s relation to phenomenology—what he thinks phenomenology is, how it informs his approach to ethics, and what he believes it can accomplish. Here I hope to stimulate further discussion of these matters. In this, consideration of Levinas’s understanding of phenomenology will be useful. While sharing many of Løgstrup’s concerns, Levinas insists on a distinction between phenomenological ontology and “metaphysics,” one that Løgstrup tends to blur in support of his argument (...)
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    Fashionable Nihilism: A Critique of Analytic Philosophy.Bruce Wilshire - 2002 - State University of New York Press.
    One of America's foremost philosophers reflects on the discipline and its relation to everyday life.
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  34. Nihilism.Richard Joyce - unknown
    Nihilism” (from the Latin “nihil” meaning nothing) is not a well-defined term. One can be a nihilist about just about anything: A philosopher who does not believe in the existence of knowledge, for example, might be called an “epistemological nihilist”; an atheist might be called a “religious nihilist.” In the vicinity of ethics, one should take care to distinguish moral nihilism from political nihilism and from existential nihilism. These last two will be briefly discussed below, only (...)
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  35. Why compositional nihilism dissolves puzzles.Holly Kantin - 2020 - Synthese 197 (10):4319-4340.
    One of the main motivations for compositional nihilism, the view that there are no composite material objects, concerns the many puzzles and problems associated with them. Nihilists claim that eliminating composites provides a unified solution to a slew of varied, difficult problems. However, numerous philosophers have questioned whether this is really so. While nihilists clearly avoid the usual, composite-featuring formulations of the puzzles, the concern is that the commitments that generate the problems are not eliminated along with composites. If (...)
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  36. Illusory Imagination Versus Nihilistic Reason. A Historical-Philosophical Case Study of the Role of Imagination in Religion.Phai Jonkers - forthcoming - Ars Disputandi: The Online Journal for Philosophy of Religion.
     
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  37. On the Nihilist Interpretation of Madhyamaka.Jan Westerhoff - 2016 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 44 (2):337-376.
    Madhyamaka philosophy has been frequently characterized as nihilism, not just by its Buddhist and non-Buddhist opponents, but also by some contemporary Buddhologists. This characterization might well strike us as surprising. First, nihilism appears to be straightforwardly inconsistent. It would be curious if a philosophical school holding such an obviously deficient view would have acquired the kind of importance Madhyamaka has acquired in the Asian intellectual landscape over the last two millenia. Second, Madhyamaka by its very name proclaims (...)
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    Rethinking Nihilism: Rorty Vs Taylor, Dreyfus and Kelly.Tracy Llanera - 2016 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 42 (9):937-950.
    The idea of nihilism continues to figure prominently in philosophical debates about the problems of modernity. The aim of this article is to consider how Richard Rorty’s work might advance these debates. The article begins with a discussion of the problem of nihilism as it appears in the recent exchange between Charles Taylor, Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Kelly. It then brings Rorty into the conversation by considering his reflections on egotism and his proposed antidote to it: self-enlargement. (...)
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    Nihilism, Existentialism, – and Gnosticism? Reassessing the Role of the Gnostic Religion in Hans Jonas’s Thought.Fabio Fossa - 2020 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 46 (1):64-90.
    Late antique Gnosticism and Heidegger’s Existentialism are usually counted among the main theoretical targets of Hans Jonas’s philosophy of life and responsibility, since they are supposed to share the dualistic and nihilistic attitude the philosopher deemed most mistaken and pernicious. In particular, Gnosticism is commonly understood as the exact opposite of what Jonas strove to accomplish in his work. However, I think it is simplistic to relegate Gnosticism to a merely antagonistic role in the development of Jonas’s philosophy. My claim (...)
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    Technology - Humanism or Nihilism: A Critical Analysis of the Philosophical Basis and Practice of Modern Technology.Conrad Bonifazi - 1984 - Environmental Ethics 6 (1):87-89.
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    Rosen, Stanley, "Nihilism: A Philosophical Essay". [REVIEW]Bernard Murchland - 1971 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 32 (2):277.
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  42. A Sudden Collapse to Nihilism.Roberto Loss - 2018 - Philosophical Quarterly 68 (271):370-375.
    According to Composition is Identity, a whole is literally identical to the plurality of its parts. According to Mereological Nihilism, nothing has proper parts. In this note, it is argued that Composition is Identity can be shown to entail Mereological Nihilism in a much more simple and direct way than the one recently proposed by Claudio Calosi.
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    Lyotard, Nihilism and Education.Michael A. Peters - 2006 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 25 (4):303-314.
    This paper argues the Lyotard's The Postmodern Condition is to be interpreted as a response to nihilism, especially in relation to the question of the legitimation of knowledge and the so-called crisis of narratives, and that, therefore, it provides an appropriate response to the question of nihilism in educational philosophy. The paper begins with a discussion of Nietzsche's and Heidegger's views of nihilism as a prolegomenon to Lyotard's views concerning European nihilism and the end of grand (...)
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  44. Metaphysical Nihilism and Cosmological Arguments: Some Tractarian Comments.Stig Børsen Hansen - 2012 - European Journal of Philosophy 20 (2):223-242.
    Abstract: This paper explores the relevance of themes from Wittgenstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus to the ongoing discussion of metaphysical nihilism. I set out by showing how metaphysical nihilism is of paramount importance for cosmological arguments. Metaphysical nihilism is the position that there might have been nothing. Two conflicting intuitions emerge from a survey of discussions of metaphysical nihilism: Firstly, that metaphysical nihilism is true, and secondly, that formulations of the position are somehow unclear or nonsensical. By (...)
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    Genealogy of Nihilism: Philosophies of Nothing and the Difference of Theology.Conor Cunningham - 2002 - Routledge.
    Nihilism is the logic of nothing as something, which claims that Nothing Is. Its unmaking of things, and its forming of formless things, strain the fundamental terms of existence: what it is to be, to know, to be known. But nihilism, the antithesis of God, is also like theology. Where nihilism creates nothingness, condenses it to substance, God also makes nothingness creative. Negotiating the borders of spirit and substance, theology can ask the questions of nihilism that (...)
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    Nihilism, Minarchism, Pyrrhonism Meta-Philosophy - Living Radical Scepticism.Ulrich De Balbian - 2018 - Oxford: Academic Publishers.
    A Meta-Philosophy exploration of immanent and non-immanent features of first-order philosophy in terms of the values of non- values or negative values of Radical Scepticism, Nihilism and Minarchy, executed to show how philosophizing is done. -/- It misleadingly seems as if there is no progress in philosophy as, like in visual art, literature and music, each original thinker re-invents the entire discipline, its aims, purposes, values, methods, etc The nature of philosophical tools, methods, techniques and skills will be (...)
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    Nihilism and the Postmodern in Vattimo's Nietzsche.Ashley Woodward - 2002 - Minerva - An Internet Journal of Philosophy 6 (1):51-67.
    A connection is often made between postmodernism and nihilism, but the full meaning of such a connection is rarely explored. The contemporary Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo is one of the few philosophers to have devoted much work to explaining this connection. Vattimo extrapolates the relevance of Nietzsche’s theory of nihilism for the postmodern condition, arguing that the concept of the postmodern can only be thought rigorously in relation to the nihilistic destiny of the West. This article explores Vattimo’s (...)
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  48. Nietzsche on Nihilism: A Unifying Thread.Andrew Huddleston - 2019 - Philosophers' Imprint 19.
    Nihilism is one of Nietzsche’s foremost philosophical concerns. But characterizing it proves elusive. His nihilists include those in despair in the wake of the “death of God.” Yet they also include believing Christians. We have, among these nihilists, those fervently committed to frameworks of cosmic meaning. But we also have those who lack any such commitment, epitomized in the “last man.” We have those who want to escape this life. And we have those who wouldn’t dream of such (...)
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  49. Nihilism and Reality in Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1949 Movie).Marcos Wagner Da Cunha - manuscript
    This essay is part of a doctoral dissertation presented to the Department of Philosophy, University of São Paulo, in 1993, named 'Genealogy of the Real' . Its core idea is a Nietzschean approach to a masterpiece among philosophical inspired movies, namely, Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon, which surely touches deep groundings of the concept of truth and reality.
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  50. Emergence for Nihilists.Richard L. J. Caves - 2018 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 99 (1):2-28.
    I defend mereological nihilism, the view that there are no composite objects, against a challenge from ontological emergence, the view that some things have properties that are ‘something over and above’ the properties of their parts. As the nihilist does not believe in composite wholes, there is nothing in the nihilist's ontology to instantiate emergent properties – or so the challenge goes. However, I argue that some simples can collectively instantiate an emergent property, so the nihilist's ontology can in (...)
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