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  • By jamesmiles164
    Oct 9, 2011
    Freydis is as much of a Nihilist as Homer Simpson is a scientist. I provided this review with a two star rating because the book is spectacularly written and holds ones interests; moreover, I have to be honest and say that there are numerous well-made points throughout the entirety of the read. The fundamental problem with this book is that the author [Freydis] appears to have a great tendency to redefine nihilism… the author comes off as an activist. As someone who ‘cares’ [quite greatly, it seems] about changing the establishment.?? It is so blatant that it insults the hell out of the reader. Many chapters end on the note of the promotion of the concept of revolution.. ..This is not the mentality of a true nihilist; but rather of a social/political activist. He concentrates on the destruction aspect of Nihilism and never really touches on the true empty belief of {nothingness}. Evidently, it should be made clear what the foundation of Nihilism truly is – well, it is in the titular... More > term itself: Nihilism [nihil – latin] = nothing. A nihilist in the true definition is an individual who has a fundamental lack of belief or faith in, well…anything. The true nihilist accepts the way things are, not how they would like them to be. The nihilist has no stake in the outcome of where humans go in the future or how they choose to organize themselves…they just don’t care. The nihilist has divorced themselves from any sympathetic connection with everything and everyone. -Back to the book – for many pages the author details his projection of phoney politics and the monetary system and war and how the establishment treat others and behave, etc, etc – totally straying from the true topic at hand ~ Nihilism. As a nihilist myself I can only declare my disappointment as I thought this book was going to stick to the topic at hand and argument why nihilism is a sensible belief system and approach while you temporarily exist on this planet. There is very little basis on how nihilism questions all beliefs systems, especially god, afterlife, ethics, etc, as being mere human projections/concepts. But, subsequently, the book does not read like this – but rather reads as a person who says they’re a nihilist but in actuality is deeply concerned and cares about numerous factors of every day society amongst other inane things. Being a skeptic and a realist I can only review the book I read and compare it to the true definition of nihilism and make the statement that this book only reads as someone’s incorrect interpretation of nihilism – or possibly a person who is trying to redefine nihilism as a sort of activist person who “challenges establishment concepts”. It is true that many nihilists have been destructive/revolutionary in nature; yet this has been more of an anarchist//nihilist approach - a side the author seems to be coming from. The book never reads as though it is coming from the true form of nihilism which is a person who is completely faithless, is skeptical and rejects the established system and culture he/she exists in and most importantly DOESN'T CARE and believes in NOTHING [Nihil]. Freydis, whatever happened to the argument that as humans we’re insignificant beings and nothing matters because we die anyway.. Jeff,< Less
  • By takebacktheimagery
    Mar 2, 2011
    Freydis's work has been an integral part of my own personal journey toward self-actualization. Quite simply: "Nihilism" and the CounterOrder fundamentally altered my view of the world. This work utilizes the scathing blades of logic and empiricism to expose culture for exactly what it is: an intellectual prison meant to control and exploit. "Nihilism" made me reanalyze what I had always taken for granted. It made me hit 'rock bottom,' and then empowered me to reach new heights.
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Product Details

Seventh Edition
February 13, 2011
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
1.16 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
5.83 wide x 8.26 tall
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