It can also mean the belief that nothing has any meaning or purpose. Nietzsche is unique in that he doesn't align to any philosophical tradition. For other uses, see Nihilism (disambiguation). Nihilism (/ ˈ n aɪ (h) ɪ l ɪ z əm, ˈ n iː-/; from Latin: nihil, lit. Das Wort Nihilismus ist seit dem 18. Nietzsche emphasises that nihilism is merely a means to an end, and not an end in itself. Jahrhundert belegt und auf das lateinische substantivische Pronomen nihil (nichts) zurückzuführen. NIHILISM. Like any disease, those afflicted with nihilism should strive to rid themselves of it and for this reason, thought Nietzsche, nihilism could be considered as a transitional stage in one’s life. In this talk, Ken Gemes introduces Nietzsche as the philosopher of the death of God. Passive nihilism is characterised by a weak will, and active nihilism by a strong will. Nihilism is a philosophy which rejects some or all basic ideas. It was not, however, widely used until after the appearance of Ivan Turgenev's highly successful novel Fathers and Sons in the early 1860s. Nietzsche, however, is mainly associated with the philosophical statement "God is dead", which holds that the Christian God is no longer a viable source of any moral principles, therefore leading to a rejection of an objective and universal moral law, with a lack of moral basis ultimately turning into nihilism. Nihilismus (lateinisch nihil ‚nichts‘) bezeichnet einerseits allgemein eine Weltsicht, die die Gültigkeit jeglicher Seins-, Erkenntnis-, Wert- und Gesellschaftsordnung verneint. Nihilism is the philosophical viewpoint that suggests the denial of, or lack of belief in, the reputedly meaningful aspects of life.Most commonly, nihilism is presented in the form of existential nihilism, which argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose, or intrinsic value. 'nothing') is a philosophy, or family of views within philosophy, expressing some form of negation towards life or towards fundamental concepts such as knowledge, existence, and the meaning of life. His most extensive commentary on the subject is the essay 'On Nihilism', which was published as part of the collection Simulacra and Simulation (1994a [1981]). Nihility means "nothingness", and "nihil" is the Latin word for "nothing".Nihilism can mean the belief that values are falsely invented. His ideas are so foundational that it is common for his philosophy to be used as a basis for ideologies that couldn't be more different from … Bedeutende Vertreter des Nihilismus als philosophische Strömung sind Friedrich Nietzsche und Martin Heidegger. The term nihilism appears to have been coined in Russia sometime in the second quarter of the nineteenth century. This article is about the philosophical doctrines. Baudrillard inherits - like every other French intellectual of his generation - this Nietzschean problematic. In fact, there are many different beliefs that can be called nihilism. Nietzsche claims that nihilism is a necessary step in the transition to a revaluation of all values. Nietzsche didn’t think of nihilism as a satisfactory philosophical position so much as he thought of it as a disease, calling it ‘pathological’. Friedrich Nietzsche was a 19th century philosopher who exerted a massive influence on the path of academic thought that arguably shaped the late-modern and postmodern eras. Certainty series Agnosticism Belief Certainty Doubt Determini