The Universe is Nihilist

The Universe is Nihilist

The Universe is Nihilist

  Introduction One non-theistic school of philosophy which I can think of that discusses in great length life’s relation to the cosmos; the philosophy of nihilism.  Succinctly, a nihilist position on the cosmos would be to say that ‘since the universe does not come with an instruction manual there is no inherent purpose for life to accomplish and reach an end goal. ‘A nihilist sees that value is assigned, meaning is assigned, purpose is assigned by a subject upon an object. That there are no morals or values independent of consciousness because morals and values are abstract categories; products of

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Happy Nihilism

Happy Nihilism

Nihilism just doesn’t have a good rep these days thanks in part to films like ‘The Big Lebowski’ in which the nihilists were portrayed as hedonistic, tribalist, simpletons who professed themselves to be ‘believers in nothing’. The Big Lebowski nihilists were presented as black clad, German accented neo Goths with low IQ’s and high levels of stupidity whose gang leader liked nothing better than floating about on a lounger in a pool close by to a beautiful woman who was willing to have sex with him. They came across as hedonistic, miserable people who wanted instant gratification, being willing to

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