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Nihilism

  1. 1. Nihilism
  2. 2. Prefix and Suffix Meanings <ul><li>Nihil - Nothing. </li></ul><ul><li>ism - A suffix indicating an act, a process, the result of an act or a process, a state; also, a characteristic. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Nihilism? Philosophy <ul><li>An extreme form of skepticism that denies all existence. </li></ul><ul><li>A doctrine holding that all values are baseless and that nothing can be known or communicated. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Nihilism? (definition) <ul><li>Rejection of all distinctions in moral or religious value and a willingness to repudiate all previous theories of morality or religious belief. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Interesting Historical Fact <ul><li>A revolutionary movement of mid 19th-century Russia that scorned authority and tradition and believed in reason, materialism, and radical change in society and government through terrorism and assassination took on the name “Nihilists.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Is Freddy a Nihilist? <ul><li>Most philosophers believe that Nietzsche (or as Samantha calls him: Freddy) was a philosophical nihilist. They are wrong. Freddy believed in freedom of the will and art’s ability to communicate or encourage free will. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>HOWEVER… </li></ul><ul><li>(omg) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Is Freddy a Nihilist? <ul><li>His belief does have its basis in Nihilism. As per the Simpsons and Philosophy, “At it’s heart reality is so awful-a ceaseless, blind, driving, ultimately aimless, and therefore an unsatisfied and suffering will-that to see into this heart to understand the true nature of existence is debilitating… The curse of human beings is to be aware of their situation.” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some well known nihilists… <ul><li>Agent Smith -The Matrix </li></ul><ul><li>Vicious - Cowboy Bebop </li></ul><ul><li>Columbine Shooters </li></ul><ul><li>Cartman - South Park </li></ul><ul><li>Bowser - Mario Bros. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Interesting medical facts relating to Nihilism <ul><li>nihilistic delusion </li></ul><ul><li>A delusion, experienced in some mental disorders, that the world or one's mind, body, or self does not exist. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Play the Nihilist Happy Fun Game Show with puppies…
  12. 12. Question 1 <ul><li>What does a nihilist think about abortion? </li></ul><ul><li>A Nihilist does not care for either side, because it does not exist; therefore, it does not matter. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Question 2 <ul><li>Would a nihilist have voted for Bush or Kerry? </li></ul><ul><li>A Nihilist does not care for either side, because it does not exist; therefore, it does not matter. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Question 3 <ul><li>With which religion would a nihilist most agree? </li></ul><ul><li>A Nihilist does not care for either side, because it does not exist; therefore, it does not matter. </li></ul><ul><li>But Buddhism comes closer because one principle of the path states that reality is an illusion. So if that was your answer, you get a star. (Actual stars not included.) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Question 4 <ul><li>How would a nihilist feel about immigration? </li></ul><ul><li>A Nihilist does not care for either side, because it does not exist; therefore, it does not matter. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Question 5 <ul><li>Which character on the Simpson's is mostly Nihilistic? </li></ul><ul><li>Nelson or Mr. Burns. Both are acceptable, though no single character in The Simpsons has been completely nihilistic from the series’ beginning to present. </li></ul>
  17. 17. YAY You Won Puppies!!! :D :D (actual puppies not included)

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