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  1. Arnaldez, Roger (2001) Averroes: A Rationalist in Islam. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, $34.95, 168 pp. Applebaum, David (2000) The Delay of the Heart. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, $19.95, 167 pp. Corrington, Robert S.(2000) A Semiotic Theory of Theology and Philosophy. New York. [REVIEW]Normal Nihilism - 2001 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 49:201-202.
     
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    Genealogy of nihilism: philosophies of nothing and the difference of theology.Conor Cunningham - 2002 - New York: Routledge.
    Nihilism is the logic of nothing as something, which claims that Nothing Is. Its unmaking of things, and its forming of formless things, strain the fundamental terms of existence: what it is to be, to know, to be known. But nihilism, the antithesis of God, is also like theology. Where nihilism creates nothingness, condenses it to substance, God also makes nothingness creative. Negotiating the borders of spirit and substance, theology can ask the questions of nihilism that (...)
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    Nihilism:: the philosophy of nothingness.James B. Whisker - 2021 - New York: Nova Science Publishers. Edited by John R. Coe.
    Defining nihilism -- Nietzsche : godfather of nihilism -- Revolution of nihilism -- The uprooted and disinherited -- French nihilism -- Pierre-Joseph Proudhon -- Russian nihilism -- Chernyshevskii : what is to be done? -- Nechayev and the science of destruction -- Tkachev -- Some famous nihilists -- Franz Fanon -- Regis Debray -- Nihilism in Black America.
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    Nihilism and philosophy: nothingness, truth and world.Gideon Baker - 2018 - New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
    The question of nihilism is always a question of truth. It is a crisis of truth that causes the experience of the nothingness of existence. What elevated truth to this existential position? The answer is: philosophy. The philosophical will to truth opens the door to nihilism, since it both makes identifying truth the utmost aim and yet continually calls it into question. Baker develops the central insight that the crises of truth and of existence, or 'loss of (...)
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  5. Genealogy of Nihilism: Philosophies of Nothing and the Difference of Theology. [REVIEW]Ray Brassier - 2003 - Radical Philosophy 118.
  6. Nietzsche, Nihilism and the Philosophy of the Future.Jeffrey Metzger (ed.) - 2009 - Continuum.
    Nietzsche, Nihilism and the Philosophy of the Future examines Nietzsche's analysis of and response to contemporary nihilism, the sense that nothing has value or ...
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    Fashionable Nihilism: A Critique of Analytic Philosophy.Bruce Wilshire - 2002 - State University of New York Press.
    One of America's foremost philosophers reflects on the discipline and its relation to everyday life.
  8. Existential Nihilism: The Only Really Serious Problem in Philosophy.Walter Veit - 2018 - Journal of Camus Studies 2018:211-232.
    Since Friedrich Nietzsche, philosophers have grappled with the question of how to respond to nihilism. Nihilism, often seen as a derogative term for a ‘life-denying’, destructive and perhaps most of all depressive philosophy is what drove existentialists to write about the right response to a meaningless universe devoid of purpose. This latter diagnosis is what I shall refer to as existential nihilism, the denial of meaning and purpose, a view that not only existentialists but also a (...)
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    Literature, philosophy, nihilism: the uncanniest of guests.Shane Weller - 2008 - New York: Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Absolute devaluation : Friedrich Nietzsche -- Homelessness : Martin Heidegger -- Fatal positivities : Theodor Adorno -- The naive calculation of the negative : Maurice Blanchot -- Bad violence : Jacques Derrida -- The fracture : Giorgio Agamben -- Distortions, or, Nihilism against itself : Gianni Vattimo -- The denial of (Greek) thought : Alain Badiou.
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    Nihilism, Minarchism, Pyrrhonism Meta-Philosophy - Living Radical Scepticism.Ulrich De Balbian - 2018 - Oxford: Academic Publishers.
    A Meta-Philosophy exploration of immanent and non-immanent features of first-order philosophy in terms of the values of non- values or negative values of Radical Scepticism, Nihilism and Minarchy, executed to show how philosophizing is done. -/- It misleadingly seems as if there is no progress in philosophy as, like in visual art, literature and music, each original thinker re-invents the entire discipline, its aims, purposes, values, methods, etc The nature of philosophical tools, methods, techniques and skills (...)
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    Cinematic nihilism: encounters, confrontations, overcomings.John Marmysz - 2017 - Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
    Exposing and illustrating how an ongoing engagement with nihilistic alienation may contribute to, rather than detract from, the value of life, Cinematic Nihilism both challenges and builds upon past scholarship that has scrutinised nihilism in the media, but which has generally over-emphasisedits negative and destructive aspects. Through case studies of popular films, including Prometheus, The Dark Knight Rises, Dawn of the Dead and The Human Centipede, and with chapters on Scotland's cinematic portrayal as both a site of "nihilistic (...)
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    Medical Nihilism.Jacob Stegenga - 2018 - Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
    Medical nihilism is the view that we should have little confidence in the effectiveness of medical interventions. Jacob Stegenga argues persuasively that this is how we should see modern medicine, and suggests that medical research must be modified, clinical practice should be less aggressive, and regulatory standards should be enhanced.
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    Philosophy in a Meaningless Life: A System of Nihilism, Consciousness and Reality.Stephen Leach - 2016 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 24 (2):280-283.
    Against Tartaglia, I argue (1) that life is not necessarily meaningless but it is absurd. It is absurd because our possible disappointment at death is not a disappointment we shall ever actually experience but it is a disappointment we yet fear, now, in life. (2) Tartaglia's idea is that life is meaningless whether we realise it or not but we are better able to realise it when we are bored. Against Tartaglia, it might be argued that the idea is itself (...)
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    Beyond nihilism: notes towards a Critique of left-heideggerianism in italian PhilosoPhy of the 1970s.Matteo Mandarini - 2009 - Cosmos and History 5 (1):37-56.
    This article provides a much-needed introduction to the philosophical debates around nihilism and negative thought which preoccupied many Italian left intellectuals in the seventies, and which still have important repercussions today. In order to present the principal stakes of the ‘Left Heideggerian’ current, the article undertakes a close reading of Massimo Cacciari’s 1976 book Krisis, and of Antonio Negri’s critical response to it—first in a review of the book, and then in a number of texts from the seventies and (...)
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    Fashionable Nihilism: A Critique of Analytic Philosophy (review).Philip Cafaro - 2004 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 18 (3):257-260.
    Blurb: Thoreau wrote that we have professors of philosophy but no philosophers. Can't we have both? Why doesn't philosophy hold a more central place in our lives? Why should it? Eloquently opposing the analytic thrust of philosophy in academia, noted pluralist philosopher Bruce Wilshire answers these questions and more in an effort to make philosophy more meaningful to our everyday lives. Writing in an accessible style he resurrects classic yet neglected forms of inquiring and communicating. In (...)
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    Hegelian Nihilism and the Christian Narrative: On Slavoj Ẑiẑek and John Milbank's Readings of Hegel's Philosophy of Religion.Ursula Roessiger - 2019 - Heythrop Journal 60 (2):244-259.
    My goal in this paper is to demonstrate that Milbank and Ẑiẑek's respective criticisms of Hegel's redescription of the Christian narrative are flawed because both identify Hegelian spirit as fully immanent. This misreading has enormous consequences, for it suggests that Hegel did not find a way to adequately support his project of reconciling the finite and the infinite. By contrast, I suggest that if Hegel's philosophy of religion is understood as both immanent and transcendent, or more precisely, as advancing (...)
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    Against nihilism: Nietzsche meets Dostoevsky.Maïa Stepenberg - 2019 - London: Black Rose Books.
    Against Nihilism compares the writings of Nietzsche and Dostoevsky on key topics such as criminality, Christianity and the figure of the Outsider to reveal the urgency and contemporary resonance of their shared struggle against nihilism.
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    The essence of nihilism.Emanuele Severino - 2016 - New York: Verso.
    A groundbreaking classic of contemporary philosophy for the first time in English translation Between 1961 and 1970, Emanuele Severino was subjected to a thorough investigation by the Vatican Inquisition. The “fundamental incompatibility” identified between his thought and Christian doctrine ejected him from his position as Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University in Milan. The Essence of Nihilism, published in 1972, was the first book to follow his expulsion, and it established Severino’s preeminent position within the the (...)
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    Nietzsche, Nihilism, and the Philosophy of the Future ed. by Jeffrey Metzger (review).Jeffrey Church - 2013 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 44 (3):495-497.
    In his introduction, Jeffrey Metzger states that “at some point in the past 20 or 30 years … Nietzsche’s name [became] no longer associated primarily with nihilism” (1). Metzger is pointing to the increasing contemporary scholarly interest in Nietzsche’s epistemology, naturalism, and metaethics. The worthy aim of this volume is to ask us to examine once again the underlying philosophical problem to which these views are a response, namely, nihilism. This volume helpfully reminds us that Nietzsche’s philosophical motivation (...)
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    Nihilism.Nolen Gertz - 2019 - Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
    An examination of the meaning of meaninglessness: why it matters that nothing matters. When someone is labeled a nihilist, it's not usually meant as a compliment. Most of us associate nihilism with destructiveness and violence. Nihilism means, literally, “an ideology of nothing. “ Is nihilism, then, believing in nothing? Or is it the belief that life is nothing? Or the belief that the beliefs we have amount to nothing? If we can learn to recognize the many varieties (...)
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  21. Active nihilism, historicity, and the future in the philosophy of piovani, Pietro.G. Cacciatore - 1984 - Giornale Critico Della Filosofia Italiana 4 (2):217-259.
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  22. Logical Nihilism in Contemporary French Philosophy.Christopher Gauker - 2013 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 32 (2):65-79.
    Recanati takes for granted the conveyance conception of linguistic communica- tion, although it is not very clear exactly where he lies on the spectrum of possible variations. Even if we disavow all such conceptions of linguistic communication, there will be a place for semantic theory in articulating normative concepts such as logical consistency and logical validity. An approach to semantics focused on such normative concepts is illustrated using the example of ““It’’s raining””. It is argued that Recanati’’s conception of semantics (...)
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    "Verwindung": Nihilism and the Postmodern in Philosophy.Gianni Vattimo - 1987 - Substance 16 (2):7.
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  24. Nihilism before Nietzsche.Michael Allen Gillespie - 1995 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    In the twentieth century, we often think of Nietzsche, nihilism, and the death of God as inextricably connected. But, in this pathbreaking work, Michael Gillespie argues that Nietzsche, in fact, misunderstood nihilism, and that his misunderstanding has misled nearly all succeeding thought about the subject. Reconstructing nihilism's intellectual and spiritual origins before it was given its determinitive definition by Nietzsche, Gillespie focuses on the crucial turning points in the development of nihilism, from Ockham and the nominalist (...)
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    Theological Nihilism and Italian Philosophy.Brian Schroeder - 2005 - Philosophy Today 49 (4):355-361.
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    Nihilism and the impossibility of political philosophy.Paul A. Basinski - 1990 - Journal of Value Inquiry 24 (4):269-284.
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    Nihilism and Skepticism in Nietzsche.Andreas Urs Sommer - 2006-01-01 - In Keith Ansell Pearson (ed.), A Companion to Nietzsche. Blackwell. pp. 250–269.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Nihilism Skepticism Nihilism and Skepticism.
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    Philosophy Needs Literature: John Barth and Moral Nihilism.Jesse Kalin - 1977 - Philosophy and Literature 1 (2):170-182.
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    Fashionable Nihilism: A Critique of Analytic Philosophy, Bruce Wilshire.Simon Glynn - 2005 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 36 (3):334-335.
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  30. Philosophy of indifference-univocality and nihilism in the work of Deleuze, G.. 2.F. Botturi - 1987 - Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica 79 (1):33-52.
     
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  31. Philosophy of indifference-univocality and nihilism in Deleuze, G.F. Botturi - 1986 - Rivista di Filosofia Neo-Scolastica 78 (4):545-576.
     
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    Literature, Philosophy, Nihilism: the Uncanniest of Guests. By Shane Weller.Patrick Madigan - 2009 - Heythrop Journal 50 (2):356-356.
  33. Nihilism and Napoleon: Nietzsche¿s philosophy of history.David Brown - 1994 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 29 (63).
     
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  34. Towards Adualism: Becoming and Nihilism in Nietzsche’s Philosophy.Manuel Dries - 2008 - In Nietzsche on Time and History. Walter de Gruyter.
    For Nietzsche’s hypothesis of a threat of nihilism to be intelligible, this chapter attributes to him at least three assumptions that underpin his philosophical project: (1) what there is, is becoming (and not being), (2) most (if not all) strongly believe in being, and (3) nihilism is a function of the belief in being. This chapter argues that Nietzsche held two doctrines of becoming: one more radical, which he believes is required to fend off nihilism, and one (...)
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    Nihilism and the end of philosophy.Joan Stambaugh - 1985 - Research in Phenomenology 15 (1):79-97.
  36. Nihilism and the abandonment of being-The meaning of the other beginning in Heidegger from the'Grundfragen der Philosophie'to the'Beitrage der Philosophie'.P. Stagi - 2001 - Filosofia 52 (1):35-60.
     
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    Nishitani Keiji’s Philosophy of Culture: The Existential Interpretation of Myth, the Overcoming of Nihilism, and the Future of Humanity.Steve Lofts - forthcoming - Journal of East Asian Philosophy:1-25.
    This paper provides a reading of Nishitani’s philosophy of culture. It argues that the advent of nihilism is the logical conclusion of what will be called the “fracturing of culture” in which philosophy and religion lose their creative force to revitalize a cultural tradition as the sense of being-in-time that forms the historical life of a historical world. Section two sets out the paradoxical nature of Nishitani’s philosophy of culture as both a transcendental and existential project. (...)
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  38. Mereological Nihilism and Theoretical Unification.Andrew Brenner - 2015 - Analytic Philosophy 56 (4):318-337.
    Mereological nihilism (henceforth just "nihilism") is the thesis that composition never occurs. Nihilism has often been defended on the basis of its theoretical simplicity, including its ontological simplicity and its ideological simplicity (roughly, nihilism's ability to do without primitive mereological predicates). In this paper I defend nihilism on the basis of the theoretical unification conferred by nihilism, which is, roughly, nihilism's capacity to allow us to take fewer phenomena as brute and inexplicable. This (...)
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  39. Nihilism: a philosophical essay.Stanley Rosen - 1969 - South Bend, Ind.: St. Augustine's Press.
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    The nihilistic egoist Max Stirner.Ronald William Keith Paterson - 1971 - Aldershot: Gregg Revivals.
    This work discusses the nihilistic approach to the philosophy of Max Stirner.
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    Nihilism and Technology.Nolen Gertz - 2018 - New York: Rowman & Littlefield International.
    This book brings together the philosophies of technology and nihilism to investigate how we use technologies, from Netflix and Fitbit to Twitter and Google. It diagnoses how technologies are nihilistic and how our nihilism has become technological.
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    A history of nihilism in the nineteenth century: confrontations with nothingness.Jon Stewart - 2023 - New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press.
    The concept of Nihilism is associated most frequently with twentieth-century movements such as existentialism, postmodernism, and Dadaism. This work shows that a tradition of nihilism in the nineteenth century anticipated these movements. With its origins in Enlightenment science, this tradition had an influence on philosophy, religion, literature, and drama.
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    Positive nihilism: my confrontation with Heidegger.Hartmut Lange - 2017 - Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
    A German writer's aphoristic, poetic, and difficult reflections on Heidegger's Being and Time. There is a beyond of reason and unreason. It is the human psyche. —Positive Nihilism Like many German intellectuals, Hartmut Lange has long grappled with Heidegger. Positive Nihilism is the result of a lifetime of reading Being and Time and offers a series of reflections that are aphoristic, poetic, and (appropriately, considering his object of study) difficult. Lange begins with an abyss (“There is an abyss (...)
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  44. From nihilism to monism.Jonathan Schaffer - 2007 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 85 (2):175 – 191.
    Mereological nihilism is the view that all concrete objects are simple. Existence monism is the view that the only concrete object is one big simple: the world. I will argue that nihilism culminates in monism. The nihilist demands the simplest sufficient ontology, and the monist delivers it.
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  45. Mereological nihilism: quantum atomism and the impossibility of material constitution.Jeffrey Grupp - 2006 - Axiomathes 16 (3):245-386.
    Mereological nihilism is the philosophical position that there are no items that have parts. If there are no items with parts then the only items that exist are partless fundamental particles, such as the true atoms (also called philosophical atoms) theorized to exist by some ancient philosophers, some contemporary physicists, and some contemporary philosophers. With several novel arguments I show that mereological nihilism is the correct theory of reality. I will also discuss strong similarities that mereological nihilism (...)
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  46. Beyond nihilism.Michael Polanyi - 1960 - Cambridge [Eng.]: University Press.
     
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  47. Overcoming Nihilism Through Sufism: An Analysis of Iqbal’s Article on ‘Abd Al-Karim Al-Jili.Feyzullah Yilmaz - 2019 - Oxford Journal of Islamic Studies 30 (1):69–96.
    This paper attempts to rethink the philosophy of Muhammad Iqbal (1877–1938) and challenge the still prevailing tendency in Iqbal scholarship to view it merely as an outcome of the influence of the ideas of various Western/European philosophers. I present Iqbal’s arguments in their particular historical and intellectual context to show that they developed in response to a specific philosophical problem and that Iqbal looked for a solution to that problem in Islamic tradition. I suggest that Iqbal’s philosophy is (...)
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  48. Nihilism, Nietzsche and the Doppelganger Problem.Charles R. Pigden - 2007 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10 (5):441-456.
    Nihilism, Nietzsche and the Doppelganger Problem Was Nietzsche a nihilist? Yes, because, like J. L. Mackie, he was an error-theorist about morality, including the elitist morality to which he himself subscribed. But he was variously a diagnostician, an opponent and a survivor of certain other kinds of nihilism. Schacht argues that Nietzsche cannot have been an error theorist, since meta-ethical nihilism is inconsistent with the moral commitment that Nietzsche displayed. Schacht’s exegetical argument parallels the substantive argument (advocated (...)
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  49. Nothing, Perhaps? Nihilism, Psychoanalysis, and the Philosophy of History.S. Clark Buckner - 2004 - Dissertation, Vanderbilt University
    This dissertation examines Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis with particular regard to the problem of nihilism, and the philosophy of history that Edmund Husserl and Georg Lukacs argue is needed in its wake to restore reason's capacity to give order and direction to human life. I understand nihilism not merely as the theory that life is devoid of value, but rather as an historical crisis in the sense of autonomy that results from the separation of fact and value in (...)
     
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    Logical Nihilism and the Logic of ‘prem’.Andreas Fjellstad - forthcoming - Logic and Logical Philosophy:1.
    As the final component of a chain of reasoning intended to take us all the way to logical nihilism, Russell (2018) presents the atomic sentence ‘prem’ which is supposed to be true when featuring as premise in an argument and false when featuring as conclusion in an argument. Such a sentence requires a non-reflexive logic and an endnote by Russell (2018) could easily leave the reader with the impression that going non-reflexive suffices for logical nihilism. This paper shows (...)
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