Definitions

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  • noun The act of nihilating

Etymologies

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From Latin nihilō ("I reduce to nothing")

Examples

  • The basis of Sartrean freedom is ontological: we are free because we are not a self (an in-itself) but a presence-to-self (the transcendence or "nihilation" of our self).

    Jean-Paul Sartre

  • Heidegger now turns to the process of “nihilation”, as revealed in the experience of anxiety.

    enowning

  • If Being is the difference it makes to us that there is something rather than nothing, nihilation is what tends to eliminate this difference.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • If Being is the difference it makes to us that there is something rather than nothing, nihilation is what tends to eliminate this difference.

    enowning

  • In nihilation, everything threatens to lose its significance: “All things and we ourselves sink into indifference” P.101.

    enowning

  • According to “What is Metaphysics?” we get a sense of beings as a whole, and of Being itself, when we “transcend” the whole of beings in anxiety and experience nihilation.

    enowning

  • According to “What is Metaphysics?” we get a sense of beings as a whole, and of Being itself, when we “transcend” the whole of beings in anxiety and experience nihilation.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • In nihilation, everything threatens to lose its significance: “All things and we ourselves sink into indifference” P.101.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Heidegger now turns to the process of “nihilation”, as revealed in the experience of anxiety.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Later that evening, having suffered a shameful ar nihilation at the dart board in the back room at the Captain's Lodge, he joined the elderly Perkins sister under of the big overhead television.

    Kate

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