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Reflections on Nihilism—From the Perspective of Heidegger's Ontology to Psychoanalysis

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DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2024.060214 | Downloads: 9 | Views: 142

Author(s)

Mei Yulong 1

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1 School of Marxism, Hunan University of Science and Technology, Xiangtan, China

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Mei Yulong

ABSTRACT

Starting from Heidegger's evaluation of Nietzsche's nihilism, this article examines the origins of nihilism in the thoughts of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche, and analyses Heidegger's refutation of Nietzsche's extreme nihilism. He aims to overcome or transcend nihilism through this refutation. However, it also raises the question of Heidegger's notion of "existence", and by combining it with Lacan's psychoanalytic theory, reveals an ultimate form of positive nihilism.

KEYWORDS

Nihilism; Heidegger; Nietzsche; Existence; Value

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Mei Yulong, Reflections on Nihilism—From the Perspective of Heidegger's Ontology to Psychoanalysis. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2024) Vol. 6: 90-94. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/jsoce.2024.060214.

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