Power of Nil

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Re: Power of Nil

Postby Aegean » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:32 pm

The advantage of pure nihilism over 'positive nihilism' is that they do not have to construct a viable, seductive, self-consistent ideology to sell to the feeble-minded, they simply apply the 'power of the nil' and negate anything that is not absolutely proven, or is, in some way, imperfect and/or incomplete.
Existence lacks absolutes, therefore this will always be easy to achieve.
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Re: Power of Nil

Postby Aegean » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:32 pm

Nihilism is the final stage of existential fatigue.
A final surrender to the inevitable - fatalism.
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Re: Power of Nil

Postby Aegean » Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:59 pm

Monism appeals to the mind because it reflects its own method of interpreting fluidity into wholes - its binary system of translating the fluctuating existent into an abstraction.
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Re: Power of Nil

Postby iambiguous » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:47 am

Aegean wrote:The advantage of pure nihilism over 'positive nihilism' is that they do not have to construct a viable, seductive, self-consistent ideology to sell to the feeble-minded, they simply apply the 'power of the nil' and negate anything that is not absolutely proven, or is, in some way, imperfect and/or incomplete.
Existence lacks absolutes, therefore this will always be easy to achieve.


Aegean wrote:Nihilism is the final stage of existential fatigue.
A final surrender to the inevitable - fatalism.


Aegean wrote:Monism appeals to the mind because it reflects its own method of interpreting fluidity into wholes - its binary system of translating the fluctuating existent into an abstraction.


To the best of my knowledge, σάτυρος has gotten himself banned again. Still, let intellectual claptrap of this sort be a constant reminder of just how far removed serious philosophers of his ilk are from communicating anything that can actually be made applicable to world we interact in from day to day.

On the other hand, sure, if any of his clique here might be willing, go ahead and try to bring his argument down to earth. Choose a context in which the "power of nil" can be apprehended, explicated and then critiqued with considerably more substance.
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He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

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