I am getting into neo-nihilism – it is so soothing to conclude that nothing matters | Emma Beddington
Accepting the futility of everything is very much in. I’m not quite sure I buy it, but it is true that plenty of things are not as important as we feel they are, writes Emma Beddington
11, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM
The big idea: is tourism bad for us?
Wanderlust may be surging once more – but will travel really help us find what we’re looking for?
07, Mar, 2022 @12:30 PM
Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music by Alex Ross – review
This account of Wagner’s influence on the great and ghastly is passionate and encyclopedic, if unfocused
06, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM
Wagner’s Parsifal by Roger Scruton review – in defence of the insufferable
Nietzsche famously called Wagner’s last opera poisonous, but does its theme of redemption offer an antidote to our ills?
30, May, 2020 @6:30 AM
Didsbury: home of the northern lites? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Didsbury | Pitt the Younger | Nietzsche’s moustache | Marmalade songs | Aldi marmalade
16, Feb, 2020 @6:07 PM
Essential Nietzsche knowhow | Letters
Letters: David Midgley has a book recommendation for anyone who wants to know more about the philosopher’s way of thinking. Paul Jenkinson points out that he had a moustache of astounding proportions, not a beard
14, Feb, 2020 @5:23 PM
Nietzsche and the Burbs review – deadpan philosophical comedy
Lars Iyer’s ambitious follow-up to Wittgenstein Jr tracks a gang of smart-aleck sixth formers as they explore nihilism in the suburbs
03, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM
From Geoff Dyer to Nietzsche: the best books to inspire wanderlust
Rob Doyle chooses his favourite books about the will to travel, including famous female flâneurs and Henry Miller’s holiday in Greece
03, Jan, 2020 @8:00 AM
Sunny nihilism: 'Since discovering I’m worthless my life has felt precious'
Nihilism is back in fashion, and for younger generations the idea that existence is meaningless is cause for celebration
17, Dec, 2019 @5:00 PM
Hiking With Nietzsche by John Kaag review – becoming who you are
Going through a crisis? Why not head off into the mountains in the footsteps of a great German thinker
10, Apr, 2019 @6:30 AM
'A rose with a thousand petals' … what makes an aphorism – and is this a golden age?
Forget haikus, epigrams, proverbs, maxims, adages and riddles. If you’re needing a sliver of wisdom, try an aphorism. There are certainly plenty around …
21, Dec, 2018 @12:39 PM
I Am Dynamite! by Sue Prideaux review – Nietzsche as we haven't known him before
From love affairs to lost trousers … this sprightly biography considers the episodes that shaped the philosopher’s thinking, and explains why he has been misunderstood
21, Nov, 2018 @7:30 AM
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