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  • Beyond that, nihilism can be an experience; in exactly the same sense that one can have religious experiences. Some people have them, others have not, and while such experiences can be described, they cannot be shared. (See The Experience of Nothingness)
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The Experience of Nothingness

20 Jan 2021 02:45 - 01 Jan 2022 07:48

    • 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)