TY - GEN ID - cogprints8795 UR - http://cogprints.org/8795/ A1 - Krellenstein, Dr. Marc TI - A modern nihilism Y1 - 2009/03// N2 - 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. AV - public KW - ethics KW - metaphysics KW - evolutionary psychology KW - nihilism KW - philosophy of mind KW - pragmatism ER -