Nihilism

What does nihilism mean? That the highest values devaluate themselves. The aim is lacking; “why?” finds no answer.

Radical nihilism is the conviction of an absolute untenability of existence when it comes to the highest values one recognizes; plus the realization that we lack the least right to posit a beyond or an in‑itself of things that might be “divine” or morality incarnate. This realization is a consequence of the cultivation of “truthfulness” ‑‑thus itself a consequence of the faith in morality.

Nietzsche, (Will to Power § 3)

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