The Epistemology of Desire and the Problem of Nihilism

The Epistemology of Desire and the Problem of Nihilism

Most people have wondered whether anything really matters, some have temporarily thought that nothing really matters, and some philosophers have defended the view that nothing really matters. However, if someone thinks that nothing matters — if they are a “nihilist about value” — then it seems that it is irrational for them to care about anything. It seems that nihilism about value mandates total indifference. This is the “problem of nihilism” Allan Hazlett addresses in The Epistemology of Desire and the Problem of Nihilism.
Learning to Disagree

Learning to Disagree

Learning to Disagree: The Surprising Path to Navigating Differences with Empathy and Respect

Are you discouraged by our divided, angry culture, where even listening to a different perspective sometimes feels impossible? If so, you’re not alone, and it doesn’t have to be this way. “Learning to Disagree” reveals the surprising path to learning how to disagree in ways that build new bridges with our neighbors, coworkers and loved ones — and help us find better ways to live joyfully in a complex society.
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