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Nihilism, Futurist Traditionalism and Conservationism

Christian origins of fatalism

21 11 11 - 20:36

Not surprising:


Michael Allen Gillespie argues that Nietzsche, in fact, misunderstood nihilism, and that his misunderstanding has misled nearly all succeeding thought about the subject. Reconstructing nihilism's intellectual and spiritual origins before it was given its determinative definition by Nietzsche, Gillespie focuses on the crucial turning points in the development of nihilism, from Ockham and the nominalist revolution to Descartes, Fichte, the German Romantics, the Russian nihilists and Nietzsche himself. His analysis shows that nihilism is not the result of the death of God, as Nietzsche believed, but the consequence of a new idea of God as a God of will who overturns all eternal standards of truth and justice. To understand nihilism, one has to understand how this notion of God came to inform a new notion of man and nature, one that puts will in place of reason, and freedom in place of necessity and order. - "Nihilism Before Nietzsche" by By Michael Allen Gillespie


I disagree on the definition of nihilism. Nihilism is a distrust of human reality-constructs and a preference for reality.

But fatalism? Surely. The "progressive" God replaced the god of nature, who accepted all as it was as a divine order. The new god simply agitates for pointless, unceasing "change" because something's wrong with reality as it is.

six comments

this blog is faggotry
Uhh, Christianity being the only dominant doctrine in Europe at the time, I'm sure you could trace almost any line of pre-20th century thinking to it, chief. Nice try.

>I disagree on the definition of nihilism.

Sucks to be you then, aspie. this blog is faggotry - 21-11-’11 23:39
Change is also reality.
"I disagree on the definition of nihilism. Nihilism is a distrust of human reality-constructs and a preference for reality."

I hope the irony of this is not lost on everyone, but to spell it out: a preference for reality should start with acknowledging the reality of what "nihilism" really means, and that you don't get to make up your own definitions for things just because they sound cool.

Not to mention that your desired definition of "nihilism" already has a word: skepticism.

It's a little strange to claim to be in favor of even this idea though, since this site often advocates values and the interests of groups, both of which are human reality-constructs. Change is also reality. - 22-11-’11 11:45
The Real Prozak Sr.
My cock in Prozak's mom is also reality. The Real Prozak Sr. - 22-11-’11 12:15
@Change is also reality
The ASUS dosen't sound cool though. @Change is also reality - 22-11-’11 12:31
your stupidity is a realtiy
Fuck off, Dave. your stupidity is a realtiy - 22-11-’11 15:06
U.S. Census Bureau is a social construct
@"and that you don’t get to make up your own definitions for things just because they sound cool."

you mean like you do with race? U.S. Census Bureau is a social construct - 22-11-’11 16:23


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