As far as I can tell, he has won nearly all his debates with atheists.
Will I be murdered or die a dog's death? How I die and how I live are choices only I can make.
Only I can decide. Isn't it the greatest? Doesn't it make you damn excited? Spike Spiegel states that in his youth he didn't care about dying, which made him a fearless hitman for The Syndicate.
Then he fell in love with a girl named Julia and felt like wanting to live for the first time. He's contrasted with Vicious who still sticks to a nihilistic world view. When Spike gets ready to confront Vicious in the Series Finale he says he isn't going there to die but to find out if he was ever alive.
Ghost in the Shell In particular the two Mamoru Oshii movies deal with machine intelligence determining its own fate and nature against the will of its creators. The eponymous traveller is on a journey that has no destination and with "the world is not beautiful, therefore it is" as a motto.
Several of the involved factions struggle for the power to redefine what it means to be human, but even more so the original series concludes with protagonist Shinji coming to terms with his nihilistic self-loathing. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagannmuch like the above example, also has the main character Simon dealing with a nilistic sense of self-loathing bonus points for being an Expy of Shinji and learning to find worth in himself through self-esteem.
The good guys are always actively engaging in change whereas the antagonists are inactive and trying to keep things as they are out of a sense of hopelessness. The show constantly enforces the idea that people should think for themselves and live their lives how they want to, no matter what anyone else say, the morality of the show is actually a case of Grey and Gray Morality.
And when faced the fact that their way of life was actually gonna bring the entire universe, Simon and his team adapt an existentialist approach.
Surprisingly One Piece contains a great deal of Existentialist themes. It has many characters, including the heroes talk about fulfilling their dreamswondering whether or not they even have a purpose in this world or even deserved to liveand trying to enjoy their lives as best they can, despite living in a Crapsack World while being there for each other.
The story also condemns hedonism and For the Evulzand has several Ubermensch as important characters most prominently LuffyWhitebeard, and Gold Roger Naruto deals a lot with existentialist themes, as well as other philosophy topics.
The title character himself could even be considered a full-blown Kierkegaardian Knight of Faith as his creed is that he will never give up and that he will achieve seemingly impossible ambitions through sheer hard work and belief.
Case in point, early on promises that he will become Hokage one day even if he never rises above Genin, "low ninja", the lowest ninja rank - sure enough, three years later he is indeed still a Genin while everyone else he knows from his class is Chuunin "middle ninja" or higher, yet he is also one of the most powerful ninja alive and several characters- including the current Hokage herself and even her dead predecessors consider him a shoe-in for the role.
The first major villain, Zabuza, makes a point of saying that ninja- and evil ninja, like him- try to become something other than human; a common theme amongst later villains is taking this idea literally, as several attempt to transcend their humanity in various ways, both ethically eg.
Many characters, hero and villain, could be considered wannabe or actual Ubermenschen.
Common themes in the series include loneliness, isolation, alienation and despair, with Naruto himself and others like Gaara and Sasuke experiencing real, serious loneliness and pain due to their miserable childhoods and horrible traumatic experiences.
Characters like Neji discuss determinism and free will and are portrayed as fatalists, and the story doesn't shy from the fact that all of these characters are basically child soldiers current or grown-up with all that implies.
Yes, just because you live in a shitty world where the Gastrea virus have killed off a good portion of humanity and societies treating the cursed children as total trashdoesn't necessarily mean that you should just fall over and die, you do have some purpose to live.
Case in point, when Rentaro lost his right leg, right arm, and left eye 10 years ago for saving Kisara's life, he was rushed to the hospital and was given two sheets of paper.
One was a death certificate, the other was a contract that will allow Rentaro to live with Artificial Limbs and become a mechanized soldier through the "New Human Creation Plan.Friedrich Nietzsche (—) Nietzsche was a German philosopher, essayist, and cultural critic.
His writings on truth, morality, language, aesthetics, cultural theory, history, nihilism, power, consciousness, and the meaning of existence have exerted an enormous influence on Western philosophy and intellectual history.
Nietzsche spoke of "the death . "Will to power" (Wille zur Macht) is the name of a concept created by Nietzsche; the title of a projected book which he finally decided not to write; and the title of a book compiled from his notebooks and published posthumously and under suspicious circumstances by his sister and Peter vetconnexx.com work consists of four separate books, entitled "European Nihilism", "Critique of the Highest Values.
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Existentialism is the name given to a philosophical worldview that came into prominence and consciousness in the late forties and early fifties. I bought this book for the wrong reasons. Partly, I thought it might be an "introduction" to Nietzsche: it is not. Second, I never took a class with the author of the book, despite his formidable reputation, while I was at UMass, and this is not a good reason to read his book.
I bought this book for the wrong reasons. Partly, I thought it might be an "introduction" to Nietzsche: it is not. Second, I never took a class with the author of the book, despite his formidable reputation, while I was at UMass, and this is not a good reason to read his book.