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bendigeidfran's Avatar Jump to comment 407 by bendigeidfran

Well the nihilist doesn't say anything really. He finds saying things pointless. People who are faux-nihilists are very positive about things not mattering. This is an unjustifiable position. Now if you killed everybody, no one would mind. You could even make it fun, with laughing gas or something. There are practical difficulties, and it's unlikely to gain popular support. But it does reveal the fabricated nature of moral philosopher axioms. Singer highlights this very well - at least he follows to his ridiculous conclusions.

btw who liked Nietzsche here? I've forgotten. Anyway he's the most enormous larks. I wasn't expecting him to be fun. It's all anti-nihilism. The chapter headings in ecce homo make me want to get syphilis.

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 08:17:18 UTC | #936945