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Nihilism

NO SECURITY: Gif Horse

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 06.18.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

Outlaw hacker John Threat (aka John Lee, who operated under the handle Corrupt in another lifetime) recently unveiled a program called Music Pack.

The Art of Nothingness

Daniel Levine | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Levine

My friend is freshly divorced. Mia is young and beautiful, and the wedding was a lavish celebration of their love. The marriage itself was quite short...

Excerpts From Hot New Sitcom: Leave it to Nietzsche

Doug Lieblich | Posted 04.28.2012 | Comedy
Doug Lieblich

Every year, hundreds of pilot scripts jockey for a coveted position on a network's primetime lineup. One such script, was the highly lauded pilot Leave it to Nietzsche.

Don't Worry, You Might Die

Daniel Will-Harris | Posted 03.10.2012 | Fifty
Daniel Will-Harris

There's always a difference between what someone says and what you hear. Whatever the words are, they get filtered through your brain and distorted ...

New Year's Resolutions: Fate Or Fortitude?

Fahad Faruqui | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion
Fahad Faruqui

If God wanted something to happen in our lives then it would, right? So the effort we put into our goals is only possible to a certain extent -- or so we may think.

Occupy vs. Nihilism: All or Nothing at All

Michael Meade, D.H.L. | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Michael Meade, D.H.L.

The hidden meaning of Occupy may involve an instinctive response to the threat of nihilism and the rise of emptiness; it may be a collective attempt to find the heart and soul of America again.

An Open Letter to the Occupiers from a Veteran Troublemaker

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

You have awakened the sleeping giant, too long dormant, but ever present, deep in the American democratic spirit. You have given voice and space to the unspoken feelings of countless others about something that has gone terribly wrong in our society.

Is That All There Is? Subjectivity And My Stupid Computer

Dimitri Hamlin | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Dimitri Hamlin

There are different ways of experiencing things. I tend to focus more on what I conceive as the difference between things, instead of how the same things can be experienced in different ways.

Is That All There Is? The Question Of Nihilism

Dimitri Hamlin | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Dimitri Hamlin

Nothing is the positive yet indeterminate impression on the horizon, just before becoming something definite. It is nothing and it is not-nothing. Together with the present, it is the future and it is the past.

The Meaning and the Rhetoric of Evil: Auschwitz and Bin Laden

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 08.27.2011 | World
Robert D. Stolorow

Is there an alternative to ideological illusion and the rhetoric of evil? Yes, there is. We must remember our common human vulnerabilities and bring them into a collective conversation within which our existential anxiety can be held and better borne.

All Things Sheening: Reading Charlie Sheen to Find Meaning in a Secular Age

Urizenus Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Urizenus Sklar

Sheen is no mere Greek hero. Greek heroes were (usually) deferential to their gods and previous heroes. Charlie Sheen shows us that winning means we must destroy our idols by out-winning them.

What is Nihilism, Anyway? A Chat With Sean D. Kelly, Co-author of All Things Shining

Jeff Wise | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Wise

I was curious how the practice of philosophy, mankind's attempts to understand what it means to exist, has been affected by rapid scientific progress in understanding how our brains work.

A Note To The Pope: Thanks, But I Do Have Meaning In Life

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
G. Elijah Dann

Whether we can have meaning and purpose in life really isn't a religious/secular debate. All reflective people can find important and meanings and purposes.

Memoirists Are the Lit World Equivalent of Reality Television Stars

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Klima

These days, memoirists are a dime a dozen. They should update the saying to, "Those who can no longer do, write memoirs. Those who can't write memoirs, teach. Those who can't teach, also write memoirs."

Sen. Bennet Warns of "Nihilistic Vision of the US" (AUDIO)

Kelly Maher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kelly Maher

Michael Bennet urged listeners at an LGBT event in Denver not to "give over our town halls and our living rooms to people that are, you know, basically, trafficking in a kind of nihilistic vision of the United States."

God Is Not One -- But Religions May Be

Andrew Pessin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew Pessin

All religions may well be ultimately the same, Prothero's book notwithstanding -- systems of practices and beliefs that share many of the same attributes and values, including, perhaps ironically, that of not being literally true.

"Radical Evil"

Robert D. Stolorow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert D. Stolorow

Richard Bernstein has written an important philosophical inquiry into the phenomenon of evil (Bernstein 2002), an inquiry that will be of great value to psychoanalysts.

The Snark Ascending

Steven G. Kellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Steven G. Kellman

Snark presupposes a secret society of shared disdain. It preens, reveling in its own cleverness.