The Experience of Nothingness

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    • book by Michael Novak
    • From 1870 to 1940, the experience of nothingness swept through the educated class of Europe. The "disease" hardly seemed to touch well-fed, active, busy Americans. Even philosophers like Sidney Hook and Charles Frankel found existentialist literature on the subject vague, foreign, and self-serving. In America things were always looking up. (p2)
    • the experience of nothingness is now the point from which nearly every reflective man begins his adult life. (p14)
    • Nihilism is an ideological interpretation imposed on the experience of nothingness. (p13)