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Neo-Nihilism

By: Peter Sjöstedt-H
Narrated by: Peter Sjöstedt-H
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This text concisely puts forward the case for a form of nihilism - fusing thoughts from Hume, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche, amongst others. It forcefully argues that morality as we know it is a power structure disguised as knowledge; that law is based upon this false idol; and that thus power is, in fact, the basis of all life.

This text inspired the recreation of the Marvel philosopher superhero Karnak.

Written by the Philosopher Peter Sjöstedt-H.

Peter Sjöstedt-H is an Anglo-Scandinavian philosopher with specialization in the thought of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Bergson, and Whitehead, and within the Philosophy of Mind. Following his studies in philosophy at Warwick University, Peter became a philosophy lecturer in London for six years. He is currently engaged in his PhD at Exeter University where he also teaches philosophy modules and writing skills. Peter is the author of the paperback Noumenautics, and an inspiration behind the new inhuman philosopher Marvel Superhero, Karnak.

©2014 Peter Sjöstedt-H (P)2017 Peter Sjöstedt-H

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It scratched the surface

I'm confused by the term 'nihilism'. Is it central to a movement or a person? Something to be avoided or embraced? What is an ought? This manifesto is interesting enough for a re-listen. It covers a lot of territory in like an hour.

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  • 08-11-22

Refreshing reminder

In a time of moral chaos this book serves as a refreshing reminder of the origin of our social values and the instability of the tacit knowledge in society. The author discusses various philosophical theories from utilitarianism to materialism not to clarify what neo-nihilism is, but rather what it isn’t.

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simply sharp

First listen through was fascinating. Definitely a repeat listen. Peter easily frames complex ideas for palatable self understanding.

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The voice of a Sith Lord

Soothing and sublime. A pleasant listen for those eager to be released from their shackles.

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Probably best as an introductory argument

Mostly consistent work Nietzsche and Schopenhauer, but much more compact and containing a grew deviations from their arguments.

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Simple research

A simple informative research on new ways to view Nihilism. Some historical context, but falls into a very simple category.

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Brilliant!

A mind-opening experience. I never realized the true significance and impact of Nihilism. Peter is quite unique and obviously highly intelligent.

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Inspiring

Whatever brought me to this concise Nietzsche's philosophy exposure must have been some favourable winds since this was exactly what I needed at this point. Good combination of cool reflexion with apostolic zest. Without oversimplification, serving just what is necessary to grasp the idea.

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Heady Intro To Neo-Nilhism

Have an understanding of atheism, existentialism, and pessimism and this text will be a very enjoyable listen.

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The philosophical and narrative details come fast.

Be prepared to re-listen several times, no problem since it is less than 2 hours long. A very good consciousness-raising book. The audio is self recorded it sounds like, audible has me spoiled I guess, only reason to bring it up.

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  • 06-30-21

In this moment he is euphoric...

Get a load of this scholar. If this bloke isn’t a fedora-tipping reddit atheist I’ll go out, buy a large hat, and eat it for Sunday lunch.

Watch out ladies and gentlemen – our plucky Zarathustra has read some Nietzsche, he’s discovered fallacies, he knows that God is dead! Tremble you feeble-minded sheeple! Morality doesn’t exist and having discovered this, now he thinks he’s the master of the universe looking down on the rest of humanity. Yeah, we were all that age at one time…

He’s not necessarily wrong in his arguments, just pitifully tedious in the laborious self-importance with which he conveys everything – both in writing and delivery. Completely unjustified given that nothing he’s saying is remotely novel or unknown. Coupled with the pseudo inbred aristocrat voice going on, you’ll be rolling your eyes hard enough to make yourself sea-sick.

We await the day that this peerless philosopher gains some self-awareness.

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  • 10-03-18

Great introduction to the radical Neo-Nihilist

Concise, brief and compelling case for Neo-Nihilism. Highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in Nietzsche's and Schopenhauer's evolution of ethics.

4 stars because it wasn't long enough, I need more Peter Sjosedt-H - he is a clear reader, easy to understand and as an author, breaks ideas down in a really digestible way, while keeping them entertaining enough to keep you intrigued.

Will be getting the entire Peter S collection thanks to this.

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