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    Power-Nihilism, by James Stillwell III (2017)

    Sunday, September 24th, 2017

    For those who love nihilism, or the idea that there is no One Right Way for us to live and that we each find our own according to our abilities, it is always exciting to see new literature about nihilism. James Stillwell III brings nihilism to public consciousness with Power Nihilism: A Case For Moral & Political Nihilism, a 190-page analysis of the relevance of nihilism to moral philosophy and practical knowledge of reality.

    As the reviews say:

    As you read this book, leave your pride and preconceived beliefs at the door. Withhold judgement until you have finished it. Have open-minded skepticism towards what you read and I am sure you will see the foundations you once held dear slowly crumble away. James makes no apologies in this book, your worldview will be challenged and if you are fortunate enough, you will be set free from the chains of moral realisms. — Matthew Ray

    James Theodore Stillwell III enters the fray with Power-Nihilism: A Case For Moral & Political Nihilism, a short book which affirms a Nietzsche- Redbeard view of nihilism as the need for the individual to not be ruled by the herd, and find meaning where it is relevant to the individual… Stillwell writes in an open style, merging contemporary idiom with philosophical language, that allows the book to introduce a dense concept and then breathe as it explores its depth at a more leisurely pace…

    The book affirms the basic idea of nihilism through a study of morality which it rightly views as conditional. That is, if someone wants to survive, they must eat; however, there is no universal commandment that all must want to survive. With that in mind, Stillwell dispenses with the idea of objective and subjective morality, and focuses instead on the morality of survival and self-expression. — Brett Stevens

    You can find his book at the following locations in both digital and print formats: