Nihilism (I think)

  • Kazachok

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    Jun 20, 2013 2:41 PM GMT
    This is not a bad thing, but does anyone else feel like:
    There is no such thing as "natural law"
    There is really no higher purpose in life.
    Nothing happens after we die.
    Morality is something made up by human beings ?

    Sometimes when I examine life in general, I come to these conclusions.
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    Jun 21, 2013 12:58 AM GMT
    Nihilism (I think)

    Kazachok saidThis is not a bad thing, but does anyone else feel like:
    A There is no such thing as "natural law"
    B There is really no higher purpose in life.
    C Nothing happens after we die.
    D Morality is something made up by human beings ?

    Sometimes when I examine life in general, I come to these conclusions.


    Nihilism would be something more in line with:

    A There is no "natural law" because nothing truly exists.
    B Higher purpose? No purpose, no meaning to life.
    C Existence is irrelevant; nonexistence even more so.
    D No morals--manmade or otherwise--apply when nothing exists

    So you can think the things you are thinking without necessarily falling into nihilism.
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    Jun 21, 2013 8:12 PM GMT
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    Jul 11, 2013 3:25 AM GMT
    Nihilism, much like solipsism, isn't a position so much as a term used to qualify certain philosophies, often with a mind to discredit them.

    The view that there is no divinely ordained "natural law" and that identity is a function of the ephemereal human brain is perhaps more properly called "materialism." It is often associated with moral relativism, though such relativism may not be a necessary component of materialism.

    Materialism is certainly a compelling view.