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Nihilism and Technology

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2019.07.26 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nolen Gertz, Nihilism and Technology, Rowman and Littlefield, 2018, 226pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781786607034. Reviewed by John P. Sullins, Sonoma State University It is very likely that you have been brought to this review through your use of information technologies. In other words, your interaction with the device before you. The process of typing and clicking that led you here, however, is not merely an innocent search for information according to Nolen Gertz. Instead, he argues that the very process that brought you to read this review is itself an expression of nihilism. Gertz challenges his readers to confront and overcome the nihilism inherent in information technologies. Gertz's book relies heavily on the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche to argue its thesis: technologies, particularly information technologies, have become our main method of distraction from the loss of meaning in our lives... Read More

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