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Nihilism and Indifference

Adriano Fabris


What is the general meaning of the word “nihilism”? Is it possible to define different patterns during the history of this philosophical phaenomenon? This paper try to reconstruct the history of “nihilism”, from Ancient Greece to Contemporary Thought, starting from the idea that nihilism has essentially to do with the human attitude of indifference. The antidote to this attitude, therefore, can be found in a true motivation. Ethics could help us to define and activate it.


nihilism; indifference; philosophy; ethics; fear

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