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Read Laughing at Nothing Humor As a Response to Nihilism reader ï Paperback ↠ gymapparel ☆ ➽ [Reading] ➿ Laughing at Nothing Humor As a Response to Nihilism By John Marmysz ➲ – Gym-apparel.co.uk Disputing the common misconception that nihilism is whollTitude of good humor He carefully scrutinizes the phenomenon of nihilism as it appears in the works lives and actions of key figures in the history of philosophy literature politics and theology including Nietzsche Heidegger Camus and Mishim I came to this book with some naive hopes that it would academically argue some of my personal philosophies It didn't do exactly that but it was a really clearly written and argued Basically it gives a good overview of all the thinkers who would be classified as nihilists what they argued and why humor is a useful response to the nihilistic world view than despair If as the nihilist claims nothing that we do is ultimately very important then it makes little sense to take things too seriously even our own frustrations and failures The humorous response to nihilism brings this insight forth and challenges nihilists to take their own world view to heart

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A While suggesting that there ultimately is no solution to the problem of nihilism Marmysz proposes a way of utilizing the anxiety and despair that is associated with the problem as a spur toward liveliness activity and the celebration of li Almost the philosopher's stone

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Laughing at Nothing Humor As a Response to NihilismDisputing the common misconception that nihilism is wholly negative and necessarily damaging to the human spirit John Marmysz offers a clear and complete definition to argue that it is compatible and indeed preferably responded to with an at As we witness and experience this human condition called Life we are presented with an irrational world and human's search begins for order and certainty and value and purpose amidst the chaos that leads to a certain oblivion It's ludicrous Though nihilism has been relentlessly criticized for overemphasizing the dark side of human experience it might be eually true that this overemphasis represents a needed counterbalance to shallow optimism and arrogant confidence in human power Nihilism reminds us that we are not gods and that despite all of the accomplishments and wonders of civilization humans cannot alter the fact that they possess only a finite amount of mastery and control over their own destinies