Contents Acknowledgments Part One: Introduction 1. Experiencing the Absurd 2. Types of Nihilism Part Two: Arguments for Nihilism 3. Arguments About God, Nature, Suffering, and Time 4. Arguments About Reason, Will, and Other Persons Part Three: A Critical Look at Religious Sources of Nihilism 5. Anthropocentrism, Externality of Value, and Religion as Theism 6. God's All-Seeing Eye, Search for Certainty, and Deprecation of the World Part Four: A Critical Look at Philosophical Sources of Nihilism 7. Correspondence-Substance and the Hegemony of Science 8. Truth Through Method and Seeds of Nihilism in the Thought of Descartes 9. The Subjectivist Turn in Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, and Ethics 10. Social-Political Individualism, Fact-Value Dichotomy, and Primacy of Will Part Five: Final Appraisal 11. The Case Against Nihilism: Lessons and Refutations Notes Bibliography Index of Names Index of Subjects
Donald A. Crosby is Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University.