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Existentialism in relation to Roberto Unger's Beyond Nihilism

Roberto Mangabeira Unger's series of talks Beyond Nihilism sorts historical religions and other -isms (democracy, liberalism, socialism, romantizism etc.) eloquently into three orientations, namely ...
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what lies beyond absurdity?

What should I read to break out of the endless loop that brings me back to the absurdity of (my?) perceived reality? (I'm not talking on a human scale but on an endless time scale) If the question has ...
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What is a Nihilist and a Buddhist point of view on music and other forms of entertainment?

From what I know, Buddhism seeks to detach from every form of pleasure and craving, listening to music could be seen as a way of not being present in the moment, but I'm sure they too can enjoy music. ...
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Can nihilists reject Kantian necessitation without also rejecting free will?

To me, the rejection of free will seems so useless that it is not even worth seriously considering. However, the existence of free will does seem to necessitate a normative standard by which certain ...
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Does nihilism deny that any objective value ever existed or just now?

I read that the viewpoint of nihilism denies the existence of objective values and meaning. But does it also say that the values never existed, never can or will exist or just that these values don't ...
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Doesn't nihilism contradict itself?

Doesn't nihilism contradict itself? I mean, and correct me if I am wrong, nihilism say there is no meaning and no value to it all. But saying so it is making an affirmation which has value and ...
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How is it possible to re-apply subjective meaning to any belief given a starting point of Pessimistic Naturalism: Nihilism [closed]

Can we assume that meaning is relevant to the person who holds that meaning? As in meaning is relative? Therefor even though elements in my life do have meaning to me (friends, family, art) I find it ...