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NIHILISM: The Emptiness of the Machine


NIHILISM: The Emptiness of the Machine

When we imagine a machine, the result is always something close to a mechanical system that works by itself. It doesn’t bother us to think that it’s nothing beyond that. But how do we feel when we imagine ourselves as a machine? Empty. We have the feeling that something is missing. And what is missing? What’s there in a human that is missing in a machine? Illusion. The emptiness of the machine is the consciousness that our subjective world is a fiction; the consciousness that our humanity is a delirium, and that there’s nothing behind what we are living. We are machines, and our consciousness is a dream of this machine. Nothing else. Absolutely nothing.

  • ISBN: 9780463322314
  • Author: Andre Cancian
  • Published: 2018-06-06 14:05:07
  • Words: 17319
NIHILISM: The Emptiness of the Machine NIHILISM: The Emptiness of the Machine