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"Seinfeld" and Nihilism

DetectableNinja
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11/13/2011 8:43:58 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
NOTE: Even though this could've gone in Entertainment, I'll put it here for the philosophy bit.

Anyway, Thomas Hibbs, professor of philosophy, has described my favorite show, "Seinfeld", as being nihilistic in nature: http://www.nd.edu...

What say you all?
It's not about reciprocation, it's just all about me,
a sycophantic, prophetic, Socratic junkie wannabe.

- The 1975, "The Sound"
socialpinko
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11/13/2011 8:53:48 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 11/13/2011 8:43:58 PM, DetectableNinja wrote:
NOTE: Even though this could've gone in Entertainment, I'll put it here for the philosophy bit.

Anyway, Thomas Hibbs, professor of philosophy, has described my favorite show, "Seinfeld", as being nihilistic in nature: http://www.nd.edu...

What say you all?

Essentially true. The show is in a sense about nothing and the characters embrace nihilistic perspectives i.e. holding little personal or moral value.