A modern nihilism

Krellenstein, Dr. Marc (2009) A modern nihilism. [Preprint]

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Presents the author's evolving views of the best current positions on certain core philosophical and psychological problems. These positions together suggest a skeptical or nihilist perspective modified by evolutionary psychology and contemporary philosophy that embraces our desire to live as best we can and the relative and psychological reality of values, free will and other phenomena while recognizing limitations on their foundations and our understanding. The below makes no claims to originality for most of the ideas expressed, drawing on a range of mostly unreferenced texts that will be familiar to philosophers and psychologists working in this area.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:ethics, metaphysics, evolutionary psychology, nihilism, philosophy of mind, pragmatism
Subjects:Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Philosophy > Ethics
Philosophy > Metaphysics
ID Code:8795
Deposited By: Krellenstein, Dr. Marc
Deposited On:31 Dec 2012 19:47
Last Modified:18 Feb 2013 15:08

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