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What are some good books and papers or anything that discusses the topic of Nihilism in great detail? 
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    Brooke Bender

    Some nihilist thought about writing one, but then they asked, what's the point?

    Bad joke aside, Nietzsche discusses nihilists and why they suck in his books, forget which ones.
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      it is disappointing that even in a free thinking online community that there is still a slight lack in open mindedness. you would think with how atheist were treated historically that there would be a bit more understanding rather then turn straight to the dictionary definition which i doubt was made by a nihilist.

      a nihilist is not devoid of value; instead he knows that his values lack objective value and are entirely proprietary. having values does not invalidate me as a nihilist -- i am human and not a computer. instead, i know that my values and opinions are just subjective and they are not founded in the objective world.
      and a nihilist does not reject or refuse to accept meaning. they just accept that meaning is subjective. nihilism for me cuts off all the bullshit "wires" that find their way to my mind. it reminds me of the world and the universe for what they actually are: a complex biological system in which i and all of us are a part of, i can still identify my passions, desires, and what i despise but they are created from me. people often misinterpret nihilism to be fatalistic and all is lost its not.

      i have come to the conclusion that i am going to hell in multiple religions. those in these religions as well as others have also told me before that nihilism is not only an impossibility but that is what i be that i should be miserable and want to kill myself. it’s kind of like saying hey you know that a note on a piano is just vibrations traveling over air particles into your ear to tiny hairs which send signals to your brain etc right? i guess i just ruined music for you; you should never listen to it again.

      from nothingness to nothingness, existence is strictly arbitrary. just because i realize this doesn’t mean that i should end it all now, why not stick around and see how our next few trips around the sun turn out.

      check out the counter order, its easy to find with google you just scroll down a bit. i respect your point of view, don't you think you should respect mine?
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        Kafka, Dostojevskij and Tolstoj come highly recommended. And when you are ready to take a plunge into full blown absurdism then Camus is great.

        The character "The Comedian" in Watchmen is also pretty well written nihilist, as well as "Tyler Durden" in Fightclub.