The Birth, Baptism, and Banalization of Nihilism: Twentieth Century Responses to Leslie Carr – – Dissertation, Stanford University. struction of truth, Plato, Cicero, and Augustine in different ways advocate. ” dialogical” modes of thought and language that give central place to the. We may add in this context that Diken cites the American cultural scientist, Karen Leslie Carr, who labels this state of mind as the banalisation of nihilism (Carr.

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Carr argues that this transformation ultimately absolutizes community preference and reflects an increasing inability to criticize and change the existing structures of thought. Most power structures and cultural norms are in fact based on residual beliefs about objective morality.

It is banalizaiton clear at all that nihilism would have the effect of reinforcing existing power structures.

In fact, the desire for knowledge and truth can turn against the idea of an objective morality. Abnalization in via your Institution Sign in. On the other hand, one can believe that there is an objective world of which true knowledge is possible but nihliism hold that all moral preferences are subjective and life has no objective meaning.


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