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    nihilism

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    6. Nihilism is the philosophical doctrine that life is meaningless and that there is no deep order or purpose to the universe. What are the nihilistic elements of the film? Are there any contrary elements of the film that undermine a general nihilistic theme? What, if any, are the political implications of the film’s treatment of nihilism? The film “The Atomic Café” brilliantly portrays the habitual life in U.S. society during the Cold War. The Cold War was a period of tension between the United

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    Nihilism In Russia

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    Nihilism is more than repudiating, believing in nothing, and lack of morals and principles in Russia. It does include these characteristics, however there is more to it then what is on the surface. Before we can discuss what nihilism is for the Russian, we have to examine what chained of events occurred that ultimately created this subculture. During Alexander II’s civic reforms, various oppositional movements emerged challenging the empire. Alexander II restored to some extent polish autonomy, expanded

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    Turgenev and Nihilism

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    Turgenev and Nihilism Nihilism comes from the Latin “nihil,” meaning nothing. Its definitions include the “rejection of all distinctions in moral value, constituting a willingness to refute all previous theories of morality,” and “a doctrine among the Russian intelligentsia of the 1860s and 1870s, denying all authority in favor of individualism” (The American Heritage Dictionary, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1973). Turgenev introduces Bazarov as a nihilist and mentor to his young friend,

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    Nietzsche on Nihilism and Christianity

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    Religion has always played a fundamental role in society. Indeed, up to the sixteenth century, the Roman Catholic Church benefitted of its temporal power. This temporal power allowed the Popes to have sovereign authority over the papal State, thus they did not exercise their authority only in the religious sphere but also in the public one. Therefore, the situations created were contradictory. The Popes could, indeed, start a war against other States, mainly for territorial and political aims, using

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    point in living it. At the core, ideas of nihilism, the outcomes of trying to achieve attainment, and turning away from desire dictate and justify the ideas of what life really is and how pessimists see the world around them. Nihilism is the belief that values are baseless. Nihilism says that since nothing can be properly and truly known or communicated, one's morals, ideas, or beliefs

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    Nihilism- Original Writing Nihilism as a philosophical position is the view that the world, and especially human existence, is without meaning, purpose, comprehensible truth, or essential value. It is more often a charge leveled against a particular idea than a position to which someone is overtly subscribed. Movements such as Dada, Deconstructionism, and punk/black metal/ death metal/ metal/goth have been described by various observers as "nihilist". Nihilism is also a characteristic that

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    Two Brands of Nihilism

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    Two Brands of Nihilism As philosopher and poet Nietzsche's work is not easily conformable to the traditional schools of thought within philosophy. However, an unmistakable concern with the role of religion and values penetrates much of his work. Contrary to the tradition before him, Nietzsche launches vicious diatribes against Christianity and the dualistic philosophies he finds essentially life denying. Despite his early tutelage under the influence of Schopenhauer's philosophy, Nietzsche

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    The Threat of Nihilism: New Educational Opportunities? ABSTRACT: If the educator is characterized by a willingness to stand for something and simultaneously willing to care for someone, then the philosophy of authenticity should help the educator out of the problems that the Enlightenment project and some of its critics have created. While our integrative authenticity should rescue us from despair, it should also correct the possible immobilism occasioned by the interpretation of some postmodernist

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    Nihilism in Turgenov's Fathers and Sons

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    Nihilism in Turgenov's Fathers and sons Turgenov’s Fathers and Sons has several characters who hold strong views of the world. Pavel believes that Russia needs structure from such things as institution, religion, and class hierarchy. Madame Odintsov views the world as simple so long as she keeps it systematic and free from interference. This essay will focus on perhaps the most interesting and complex character in Fathers and Sons: Bazarov. Vladimir Nabakov writes that "Turgenov takes his creature

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    From Nihilism to Kingdom Come

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    The Final Stage of Mankind’s Education — From Nihilism to Kingdom Come ABSTRACT: I give reasons to believe that our present situation is not as bleak as some would have it. I show how the historical process can be understood in terms of a Premodernity (Aquinas), Modernity (Hegel), and Postmodernity (Nietzsche) division of human history. I argue that both Hegel and Nietzsche were fully aware that Modernity was over and that a negative Postmodern condition was to necessarily precede a consummatory

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