Category Archives: Meaning of Life – Nihilism

Understanding Nihilism: Evaluative and Practical

The Nihilist by Paul Merwart (1882)

“Understanding Nihilism: What if nothing matters?”
©John Danaher (Reprinted with Permission) 

John Danaher is currently an academic and senior lecturer at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, where he teaches in the School of Law. Continue reading Understanding Nihilism: Evaluative and Practical

Everything Is Meaningless – But That’s Okay

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(Originally published at 3 Quarks Daily. Reprinted by permission.)
by Charlie Huenemann

What would it be for life to have a “meaning”? What does it mean when people say life is meaningful? I’m not sure, so let’s start with smaller, more obviously meaningful things. Better yet, let’s start with some meaningless things. Continue reading Everything Is Meaningless – But That’s Okay

Summary of Joel Feinberg’s, “Absurd Self-Fulfillment”

Joel Feinberg (1926 -2004) was an American political and social philosopher. He is known for his work in the fields of individual rights and the authority of the state, thereby helping to shape the American legal landscape. Continue reading Summary of Joel Feinberg’s, “Absurd Self-Fulfillment”