Nihilism is Self-defeating
In my post Does Nihilism Dictate Death?, I had shown that for a nihilist, if nothing in life has value, the only way to affirm and live by such a philosophy is to die.
Komal commented on this: "But then the action of killing oneself should also be self-important, no?"
Which is a brilliant point!
The only way to affirm and live by nihilism is to die.
But a nihilist has no reason to affirm and live by nihilism either! Why practice nihilism, a nihilist may ask, what's the point? Even if it is the sole truth, why care, why bother? Why should nihilism have any value or worth, when nothing else does! This shows that nihilism does not dictate death, but perhaps this makes it the most self-defeating philosophy ever!