Books tagged: nihilism

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Nothing is True & Everything is Permitted: How to stop fearing nihilism and embrace the void
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,760. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Good & evil
Have you ever been struck by the meaningless of existence? Have you ever shuddered that good and bad and evil are just empty words? Have you ever suddenly thought that our search for knowledge is futile? If ‘no’, what makes you so sure? If ‘yes’, could you bear this thought for long? Come, see what the void has to offer. Have no fear of nihilism.
De Anima: The Calibration
Price: Free! Words: 77,600. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
This science fiction novel is inspired by Aristotle’s De Anima (On the Soul)—“Aristotle holds that the soul (psyche) is the form, or essence of any living thing; that it is not a distinct substance from the body that it is in. That it is the possession of soul (of a specific kind) that makes an organism an organism at all…” And tells the story of a cyborgs adventure into another dimension.
The Moving Skeletons
Price: Free! Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The Moving Skeletons is a short story by Alan Chains rich in dark humor.
John Barth: An Introduction
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,540. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2015 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / General
Acclaimed thriller writer David Morrell wrote his PhD dissertation about master author, John Barth. In it, Morrell examines Barth’s early fiction, using interviews with Barth, his agent, and his editors as well as unpublished essays and letters. The result is what Morrell calls “the story behind the stories” as well as an indication of Barth’s influence on Morrell’s own work.
The Future of Fictions: An argument for and against tradition
Price: Free! Words: 16,290. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social, Essay » Literature
“The Future of Fictions” argues that the concept of tradition is broken but is too important to throw out. While criticising unquestioned, dogmatic traditions, this essay encourages the tradition of contemplation found in science, philosophy, and many faiths. Drawing on literature, philosophy, and religion, “The Future of Fictions” asks: When is tradition useful, and when should we tear it down?
"Where Do Nazis Come From, Daddy?"
Price: Free! Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
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“When men reduce their virtues to the approximate, then evil acquires the force of an absolute, when loyalty to an unyielding purpose is dropped by the virtuous, it’s picked up by scoundrels—and you get the indecent spectacle of a cringing, bargaining, traitorous good and a self-righteously uncompromising evil.” – Ayn Rand
Trepte
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 24,020. Language: Romanian. Published: June 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Good & evil, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Free will & determinism
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A Foundation in Wisdom
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,150. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Sheridan, a lonely hitchhiker, told me history, and the world, was ending. His evidence was the story of a mathematician who tried to prove the world didn't exist. It was a silly proposition. Nobody can prove the world doesn't exist. But as I became more convinced Sheridan was right, that the proof lay at the edge of reality, I could only wonder, where would we go?
Stacked: a play in one act
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,510. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Plays » American / African American, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » American / General
Are human beings doomed to muddle through a dreary existence? Can we do better than put a brave face on it, as Camus recommended in "The Myth of Sysiphus"? In this one-act play--a classic response to existential favorites such as "Waiting for Godot"--two actors wrestle with science, religion, an unseen director, and their own choices about how they'll interpret the script they've been given.
Madame Einzige: Amor Fati
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,260. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
Having recently been annexed into the new Russian-dominated super-state called the Eurasian Federation, oil-rich Central Asia has become the heart of a bloody geopolitical cycle of revolution and counter-revolution. A Nietzschean cypherpunk anti-heroine Madame Einzige is thrust onto the Central Asian killing fields in search of a nihilistic hacker-magus kidnapped and recruited by the CIA.