English to Afrikaans Meaning :: nihilism

Nihilism :
nihilisme
- nihilisme
 

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Noun(1) a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake(2) the delusion that things (or everything, including the self(3) complete denial of all established authority and institutions

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(1) The dislodging of epistemology from its old status of first philosophy loosed a wave, we saw, of epistemological nihilism .(2) It is a bleak picture of society, but it captures that which is terribly bleak about contemporary life in urban America-its narcissism and nihilism .(3) Still, here we are, and it seems to me arbitrary to accept the challenges of religious pluralism and historical skepticism about Jesus while ignoring postmodern nihilism .(4) Existentialism is just another form of nihilism in Nietzsche's sense.(5) In Elephant we can roughly align the characters according to the idea of active and passive nihilism .(6) Thus, from a Nietzschean perspective, nihilism is the unforeseen consequence of the Kantian critique of metaphysics.(7) Potter was terrified that atheism led to nihilism .(8) It is urged that Kant's legacy led to the nihilism which Schopenhauer and Nietzsche in their different ways sought to overcome through their emphasis on the will.(9) And since he asserts that atheism = nihilism and deism = atheism lite, then I must really be a nihilist.(10) Or, to phrase the matter more simply and starkly, our religion is one of very comfortable nihilism .(11) For them, more religion is the answer to widespread nihilism in European societies.(12) Those who rejected nihilism and stood against evil in the past lead the way.(13) Pinker argues that we need not fear nihilism or meaninglessness from the modern human sciences because they show that morality is wired into the human brain.(14) The validation of subjectivity, leads towards scepticism, but not onto nihilism .(15) The cult of the absurd gives way to his later rejection of nihilism , not by any clear intellectual choice, but by the process of natural growth.(16) The search gave rise to a widespread commitment to relativism, to the view that there is no such unconditional ground, and with it the risk of skepticism and nihilism .
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Noun
1. skepticism ::
skeptisisme
3. cynicism ::
sinisme
4. pessimism ::
pessimisme
5. disbelief ::
ongeloof
6. unbelief ::
ongeloof
8. atheism ::
ateïsme
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