Nihilism is often portrayed as a depressing type of philosophical melancholia, as a mental health condition rather than as a serious philosophical system of thought thanks to its ability to negate all that most people find to be important or even sacred in their experience of life. At The Stand-Up Philosophers we advocate that every thinker should look nihilism right in the eye accepting its conclusions as an accurate picture of reality. An unpleasant truth is always better than an enjoyable fiction.
Here we present to you all of the nihilist articles that appeared on our website between 2016 and 2019. We also have absurdist and existentialist philosophy included in our articles, being schools of thought very closely associated with nihilism. Among what’s discussed is:
- Why the second law of thermodynamics and nihilism are connected.
- An attempt to answer the meaning of life or lack of it!
- Where is the meaning of life?
- And relax we’re all going to die…
Every article is clearly dated and separated from the next one and part of an overarching philosophical experience that takes the reader away from the negativity associated with traditional nihilism, replacing it with optimism instead. There might not be any meaning to life, but you can certainly find meaning within your own life, these standalone articles can all be read in under ten minutes making them idea for tea or coffee breaks…