Nihilism And Friedrich Nietzsche's The Will To Power

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Introduction Nihilism means nothing which is derived from the Latin word ‘nihil’ which means everything are useless and waste, there is no point of existence, all values are baseless. The meaning of nihilism first posed by Friedrich Nietzsche in his The Will to Power, according to him it means that “the highest values devaluate themselves”. This term is more linked with postmodern age where there is no use of moral, disbelief take the space of faith and it also presumed that God is dead. However the philosophy on nihilism is evident from classical Greece to Enlightenment Europe. Nihilism is presented into various forms like existential nihilism which means there is no meaning, objective and purpose of life. Other form is moral nihilism that asserts there is no permanence in morality and all moral values are artificial. Other forms of nihilism include epistemological, ontological and metaphysical which simply means that there is no actual existence of reality. This term also associates to explain the despair which become the general mood of people when there is breakdown between the individual and society through which self interest take place and the trust from norms, rules and laws breaks. The belief of rejection from the supreme authority is the main aspect of nihilism which mostly occurs in modern or postmodern age. Nihilism is very difficult to define however many philosophers describe it according to their own point of view, so that’s why it has multiple philosophical
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