Moral nihilism is true. Why or why not

January 8, 2019, 12:46 am

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The debate "Moral nihilism is true. Why or why not" was started by JDAWG9693 on January 8, 2019, 12:46 am. 9 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 11 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

JDAWG9693 posted 3 arguments to the agreers part.
Nemiroff posted 1 argument, InfinityMachine posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

JDAWG9693, Happybadgal, Charlie and 6 visitors agree.
Nemiroff, InfinityMachine, District9, YaBoyPatches and 7 visitors disagree.

JDAWG9693
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Firstly, morality is very different from existential philosophy. And, in what way is purpose necessary for existence? That would imply that there are objective purposes

3 months ago

Moral nihilism is false by definition. No being could exist unless it had a purpose. If nihilism were true, nothing could exist. The universe operates on irrevocable laws. Since morality is only a subordinate extension of purpose, it follows that all existing beings must necessarily operate on a purpose and by an intrinsic moral code. This purpose is also intrinsic to each being.

3 months ago
InfinityMachine
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Definitions aside, the purpose of existence is self-determined and universally validated. However there is no external purpose of existence; rather existence itself is the purpose and this is completely valid.

3 months ago
InfinityMachine
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There is no morality without a purpose of existing.

3 months ago

My understanding is that existential nihilism is the belief that there is no inherent meaning to life and that we have to create our own meaning of life. Cosmic nihilism is that there is no meaning and that "creating your own" is just a waste of time

3 months ago
Nemiroff
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I always viewed existential nihilism as not giving yourself a purpose but accepting that there is no purpose, nothing matters, and there is no use in getting a purpose. it's a very sad outlook on life if that is its true meaning.

no opinion on moral theories, they all seem lacking and I feel following your gut/conscience is the best theory, although not a fun one to discuss lol.

4 months, 2 weeks ago

I do agree with existential nihilism, where every person must give himself his own purpose, but I'm talking more about morality that reason for existing

4 months, 2 weeks ago

it is both true and false. even if there is no greater underlying purpose... you can give yourself a purpose. on the grand scale nihilism maybe true, but on the personal scale it is nonsense.

proof: a person without purpose is very rare.

4 months, 2 weeks ago
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