Nihilism (frae the Laitin nihil, naething) is a filosofical doctrine that suggests the lack o belief in ane or mair reputitly meaninfu aspects o life. Maist commonly, nihilism is presentit in the form o exeestential nihilism, which argues that life is withoot objective meanin, purpose, or intrinsic vailyie.[1] Moral nihilists assert that thare is na inherent morality, an that acceptit moral values are abstractly contrived. Nihilism mey an aa tak epistemological, ontological, or metapheesical forms, meanin respectively that, in some aspect, knawledge is nae possible, or reality disna actually exeest.


  1. Alan Pratt defines existential nihilism as "the notion that life has no intrinsic meaning or value, and it is, no doubt, the most commonly used and understood sense of the word today." Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy Archived 2010-04-12 at the Wayback Machine