Nietzsche on Nihilism (Eine unersättliche Diskussion?)

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The paper attempts to discuss Nietzsche’s conception of nihilism. First, it considers the question of truth and why is there for Nietzsche an intrinsic link between goallessness and the denial of truth. Second, the paper aims to arrive at a provisional definition of nihilism as a negation of the value of this earthly world, to provide a very brief historical typology of nihilism, and last but not least, discuss whether Nietzsche is a nihilist.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationZur Philosophie der Orientierung
Subtitle of host publicationWerner Stegmaier zum 70. Geburtstag
EditorsA. Bertino, E. Poliakova, A. Rupschuss, B. Alberts
Place of PublicationBerlin / Boston
PublisherDe Gruyter
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-3-11-044695-1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Nietzsche
  • Nihilism
  • Orientation


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