Friday, August 13, 2004

i just said what?

Just realised i wrote earlier: "So the system propagates its nihilistic and greedy worldview, and those in charge forget that none of this matters one iota." Now, if someone is nihilistic could they also forget that none of this matters? Surely this would actually be their over-riding concern?

Well, my OED says of nihilism "1) the rejection of all religious and moral principles, often in the belief that life is meaningless. 2) philosophy extreme scepticism, maintaining that nothing has a real existence"
I think parts of both of these apply; we need to define a 'corporate nihilism', which takes on board the religious and moral connotations, and believes that life is meaningless except for corporate growth and profit.

Or perhaps i was just groping around for a nice turn of phrase but actually need to brush up on my philosophy?


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