The ending of nihilism: From Nietzsche to Krishnamurti
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Nihilism remains perhaps one of the most debatable and perplexing issues of the modern world. There seems to be a broad agreement amongst philosophers about the basic diagnosis of the problem but a sharp disagreement remains about its treatment. Many attempts have been made to find a solution, but there is a general agreement that a satisfactory answer is yet be found. This study hopes to find a solution to this problem. This dissertation is an attempt to show that there is a resolution to the problem of nihilism. For the purpose of this inquiry the research focuses on the investigations of two philosophers, Nietzsche and Krishnamurti. In the current study, we have allowed Nietzsche's philosophizing to bridge gap between the Western philosophy and Krishnamurti. Through Nietzsche we have allowed essential questions of nihilism to emerge within the Western philosophical tradition, and then presented Krishnamurti's philosophical insights on them. These insights are central to the problematic posed by Nietzsche and are relevant to the whole of the investigation. It is author's belief that Krishnamurti has some very valuable insights into the questions posed by Nietzsche which centers around the issue of value and meaning in human life, and that the basic problem of nihilism dissolves under the illuminating light of Krishnamurti.