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Posted by blimp on Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 23:47:34 :
In Reply to: Re: silence posted by koZako on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 18:09:33 :
: by deconstructing the notion of absolute truth, nihilism unveils power within human relations, focusing on its material aspect and rises the topic of domination. In the end you find out that the patterns you've permanently followed do not respond to an objective reality but were imposed by somebody - understood in a generic way- else and you have just got used to thinking that there is an absolute truth.
: In this way, nihilism proclaims you do not seek the truth, you rather create it, however, to do this a whole civilization has to be destroyed and replaced by a new one, deliberately created by the undetermined will of the uebermesnch -hence the analogy to a baby. Up to now there have been lots of "different" truths in the "western world" but they all fall, apparently, into the same category -lineal conception of life, absolute truth, objective reality, etc.
So the nihilists are the bulldozers for the anarchists? How can "will" be "undetermined" if it can envisage creation through destruction?
: Nihilism refers more to the notion of "undetermined will" - the way Sartre understood it, in the end, suppressing the notion of essence as pre existent to factual being- rather than "nothingness as the only possible existing reality", which would imply a contradiction.
Fuck Sartre: like all French philosophers, he took a word ("nihilism") and made it mean whatever the hell he wanted.
: Epistemologically speaking, the query is not what can we know but rather, what will the dominant party let you know and what you will reveal as dominant.
Politically speaking, the query is what can we blow up and what will be built in its place and how about some cheap red wine to go with these corn chips you cheap bastards?
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