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Nihilism Defeated by Love

In a recent conversation over Johnny Walker Black, a friend confided that he became a theoretical physicist because of his obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. In contrast to the messy “real world,” where imperfections and uncertainties make him anxious, rigid mathematical rules … Continue reading

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Nihilism and Modern Philosophy

Heinrich von Kleist, the nineteenth century dramatist and short-story writer, became intellectually unglued when he read Immanuel Kant’s The Critique of Pure Reason. In a letter to his fiancée, Wilhelmine von Zenge, Kleist describes how he was crushed by Kant’s … Continue reading

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