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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?
But if the chance remains
to see those better days,
I'd cut the cannons down.

- Vampire Weekend "Giving Up the Gun"
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.