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This text concisely puts forward the case for a form of nihilism - fusing thoughts from Hume, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche, amongst others. It forcefully argues that morality as we know it is a power structure disguised as knowledge; that law is based upon this false idol; and that thus power is, in fact, the basis of all life.

This text inspired the recreation of the Marvel philosopher superhero Karnak.

Written by the Philosopher Peter Sjöstedt-H.

Peter Sjöstedt-H is an Anglo-Scandinavian philosopher with specialization in the thought of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Bergson, and Whitehead, and within the Philosophy of Mind. Following his studies in philosophy at Warwick University, Peter became a philosophy lecturer in London for six years. He is currently engaged in his PhD at Exeter University where he also teaches philosophy modules and writing skills. Peter is the author of the paperback Noumenautics, and an inspiration behind the new inhuman philosopher Marvel Superhero, Karnak.

©2014 Peter Sjöstedt-H (P)2017 Peter Sjöstedt-H

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  • CyberCeltic
  • 21-03-18

I very much enjoyed this!

I found the author to have narrated his work well and with a steady tone. His concepts are explained with precise detail and chained together in an orderly fashion. I found Peter to be quite verbose at times throughout the work but this is understandable due to the depth of subject matter. To listeners who enjoyed this, you may also enjoy: Power Nihilism: A Case for Moral & Political Nihilism a book by James Theodore Stillwell III Nihilism: A Philosophy Based in Nothingness and Eternity a book by Brett Stevens

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  • 17-12-17

A good introduction to nihilist philosophy

The position feels lacking in its defining of the proposed chief good, power. It is made clear that each method to power is different, so actions are neither good or bad innately, unless perhaps an action always leads to loss of power, but it is unclear what power is. However, albeit the absence of a definition for power, this short book covered a lot of ground and serves as a great introduction and reference point to deeper investigation on nihilist philosophy.

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  • Evan Arsenault
  • 25-08-17

This will get you thinking!!

Deep and well argued! Short but concise. I'll listen to this a few more times. Narration is good but a little dry, but does the job.

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  • D Willis
  • 07-08-17

Straightforward narration by the author

The author provides compelling rationale to why there can be no objective morality and that all morality is in fact a thinly veiled power structure.

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  • Dylan Godwin
  • 11-05-17

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Neo-Nihilism doesn't live up to its titular prefix (and barely lives up to the noun). Prepare yourself for a tediously syllogistic, adolescent journey into...a field of stock Nietzscheanisms.