When Nothing Matters Anymore

“Nothing feels 'right' with me anymore. I wish someone would help me.” Sometimes it's easier to start this kind of a conversation by asking a question. ... “Have you ever felt like nothing matters? Like everything is falling apart?” ...

When Nothing Matters Anymore

'The most positive book on depression one could read ... should be available to all teens.'' - Voice of Youth Advocates..... When Nothing Matters Anymore a survival guide for depressed teens Everyone feels down or sad at times. These feelings are part of life and usually pass. But what if they hang on, affecting your body, your behavior, your emotions, and your thoughts? You may be more than sad. You may be depressed. If you are, you're not alone. More than 18 million Americans have depression. Millions of them are teens like you. If you think you might be depressed, please read this book. It has already helped countless teens, and it can help you, too. It includes the latest information on medication, nutrition, and health; current resources; and the Top Ten Questions teens have asked the author. Look inside to learn: The causes, symptoms, and types of depression.....How to tell if you might be depressed (take a quiz and find out).... Survival tips - things you can do right now and in the future to help yourself feel better - and ways to stay healthy, strong, and positive....The connections between depression, suicide, and drug and alcohol abuse ....How different kinds of treatment can help.....Ways real-life teens have dealt with depression.....Where to turn for more answers (books, organizations, Web sites).....Words you can use when it's hard to open up, share your problems, and ask for help Mostly, you'll learn you don't have to feel sad, hopeless, or alone anymore. Bev Cobain, R.N.,C., has worked on hospital-based mental health units, helping treat teens and adults who have depression and depressive disorder. An expert on youth depression and suicide, she is a nationally recognized speaker and workshop facilitator.

Life Death Meaning

Chapter 3 ' Nothing Matters ' Richard Hare Richard Hare describes a young man who , as a result of reading Albert Camus's The Stranger , came to think that " nothing matters . " Professor Hare lays out the arguments he used to persuade ...

Life  Death   Meaning

Do our lives have meaning? Should we create more people? Is death bad? Should we commit suicide? Would it be better if we were immortal? Should we be optimistic or pessimistic? Life, Death, and Meaning brings together key readings, primarily by English-speaking philosophers, on such 'big questions.'

Legendary Living

Nothing matters, if you think so. • Nothing matters, if you feel so. • Nothing matters, if you don't allow. • Nothing matters, if you don't succumb to it. • Nothing matters if you resist it. • Nothing matters, if it is your choice.

Legendary Living


On What Matters

Temkin also objects that I present 'a stark and false dichotomy', since I should not have claimed that either my view is true, or nothing matters. Temkin writes: Parfit may be correct that if his externalist non-natural view of ...

On What Matters

Derek Parfit presents the third volume of On What Matters, his landmark work of moral philosophy. Parfit develops further his influential treatment of reasons, normativity, the meaning of moral discourse, and the status of morality. He engages with his critics, and shows the way to resolution of their differences. This volume is partly about what it is for things to matter, in the sense that we all have reasons to care about these things. Much of the book discusses three of the main kinds of meta-ethical theory: Normative Naturalism, Quasi-Realist Expressivism, and Non-Metaphysical Non-Naturalism, which Derek Parfit now calls Non-Realist Cognitivism. This third theory claims that, if we use the word 'reality' in an ontologically weighty sense, irreducibly normative truths have no mysterious or incredible ontological implications. If instead we use 'reality' in a wide sense, according to which all truths are truths about reality, this theory claims that some non-empirically discoverable truths-such as logical, mathematical, modal, and some normative truths-raise no difficult ontological questions. Parfit discusses these theories partly by commenting on the views of some of the contributors to Peter Singer's collection Does Anything Really Matter? Parfit on Objectivity. Though Peter Railton is a Naturalist, he has widened his view by accepting some further claims, and he has suggested that this wider version of Naturalism could be combined with Non-Realist Cognitivism. Parfit argues that Railton is right, since these theories no longer deeply disagree. Though Allan Gibbard is a Quasi-Realist Expressivist, he has suggested that the best version of his view could be combined with Non-Realist Cognitivism. Parfit argues that Gibbard is right, since Gibbard and he now accept the other's main meta-ethical claim. It is rare for three such different philosophical theories to be able to be widened in ways that resolve their deepest disagreements. This happy convergence supports the view that these meta-ethical theories are true. Parfit also discusses the views of several other philosophers, and some other meta-ethical and normative questions.

Private Fleming at Chancellorsville

Importance, like mattering, Hare explained, does not lie in things themselves, but in our concerns toward them: in how they are important and how they matter to us. It follows that the assertion that nothing has the least importance ...

Private Fleming at Chancellorsville

"Focusing on the exploits of Private Henry Fleming and his fellow soldiers, Lentz's study of Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage debunks earlier criticism of the novel as impressionistic by proving, through a close examination of war history, combat, and, specifically, the Chancellorsville battle, its realistic founding"--Provided by publisher.

Does Anything Really Matter

If the question is whether anything “really” matters in Derek Parfit's robustly attitude-independent sense, then the answer is no, nothing really matters in that sense. Nothing matters, ultimately, independently of the attitudes of ...

Does Anything Really Matter

In the first two volumes of On What Matters Derek Parfit argues that there are objective moral truths, and other normative truths about what we have reasons to believe, and to want, and to do. He thus challenges a view of the role of reason in action that can be traced back to David Hume, and is widely assumed to be correct, not only by philosophers but also by economists. In defending his view, Parfit argues that if there are no objective normative truths, nihilism follows, and nothing matters. He criticizes, often forcefully, many leading contemporary philosophers working on the nature of ethics, including Simon Blackburn, Stephen Darwall, Allen Gibbard, Frank Jackson, Peter Railton, Mark Schroeder, Michael Smith, and Sharon Street. Does Anything Really Matter? gives these philosophers an opportunity to respond to Parfit's criticisms, and includes essays on Parfit's views by Richard Chappell, Andrew Huddleston, Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek and Peter Singer, Bruce Russell, and Larry Temkin. A third volume of On What Matters, in which Parfit engages with his critics and breaks new ground in finding significant agreement between his own views and theirs, is appearing as a separate companion volume.

Separate Reality

I don't think it is possible to go on living if nothing really matters to us." "That applies to you," he said. "Things matter to you. You asked' me about my controlled folly and I told you that everything I do in regard to myself and my ...

Separate Reality

Carlos continues his apprenticeship with Don Juan, and learns about such things as "stopping the world," "seeing," and "stalking"

Existential and Spiritual Issues in Death Attitudes

a philosophical argument in the favor of the thesis “nothing matters.” Both logically and therapeutically, the “nothing matters” is suspect, both as a logical conclusion and as genuine psychological state. Logically, as shown by Nagel ...

Existential and Spiritual Issues in Death Attitudes

In this new volume, death is treated both as a threat to meaning and as an opportunity to create meaning.

Literary History Modernism and Postmodernism

It is Carlos Fuentes , who in an address to a congress of the International Com- parative Literature Association in August 1982 , ex- panded the nonselective , arbitrary position of " nothing matters " by coining the slogan " nothing ...

Literary History  Modernism  and Postmodernism

In these lectures, delivered at Harvard University in March 1983, the differences between Modernism and Postmodernism are discussed in semiotic terms, based on a contrastive analysis of semantic and syntactical (compositional) features. They present the major results of research into the literary conventions of Modernism (Gide, Larbaud, V. Woolf, du Perron, Th. Mann) and the innovations of Postmodernism (Borges, Fuentes, Barthelme, Calvino, Hermans). The investigation of innovation in literary history is based on a concept of literary evolution, launched by the Russian Formalists and elaborated by reception theory and semioticians such as Lotman and Eco. The author argues for further corroboration by means of empirical – textual as well as psychological – research.

Pseudo Problems

Hehad becomeconvinced that 'Nothing matters' after reading Camus' L'Etranger. Hare's remedy wastofirst getthe youngman toagree that saying that xmatters is to express concern about x. Harethen urged that there must thenbe someonewho has ...

Pseudo Problems

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Tomorrow s God

Nothing matters.” Nothing matters. What an amazing message for my soul to receive from the unified soul that is all of Life. Nothing matters? And yet, like the est training, like Transcendental Meditation, like my venturing into the ...

Tomorrow s God

The way the human race acts now will shape - or break - all our futures. Neale Donald Walsch's dialogue with God continues, with a look forward to the New Spirituality that we all need to embrace right now - and how exactly we can apply this new way of thought to our lives. Humankind persists in believing that we are simply immune to self-destruction. In fact our behaviour threatens the whole of life as we know it. This challenging new book asks us to change the way we think about our faith and question our very beliefs, and shows us how we can do this within the framework of our everyday lives. This new spirituality will have an impact on the way we think about areas from TV and other mass media, to fashion, health and diet, and parenting and social mores. This book addresses age-old taboos, the mysteries of life, and ingrained ways of behaving, and provides us with the tools we need to redirect ourselves onto a new and infinitely better path. Powerful, inspiring and sometimes controversial, this book will help us to think again about all that we believe in, and to change our world for the better through changing our beliefs.

About Religion

carelessness of " No matter what ” is aweful — truly awful . If it doesn't matter , who cares ? If no one cares , nothing seems to matter . And , in a certain sense , nothing does matter . In the profitless economy of grace , no one can ...

About Religion

"Religion," Mark C. Taylor maintains, "is most interesting where it is least obvious." From global financial networks to the casinos of Las Vegas, from images flickering on computer terminals to steel sculpture, material culture bears unexpected traces of the divine. In a world where the economies of faith are obscure, yet pervasive, Taylor shows that approaching religion directly is less instructive than thinking about it. Traveling from high culture to pop culture and back again, About Religion approaches cyberspace and Las Vegas through Hegel and Kant and reads Melville's The Confidence-Man through the film Wall Street. As astonishing juxtapositions and associations proliferate, formerly uncharted territories of virtual culture disclose theological vestiges, showing that faith in contemporary culture is as unavoidable as it is elusive. The most accessible presentation of Taylor's revolutionary ideas to date, About Religion gives us a dazzling and disturbing vision of life at the end of the old and beginning of the new millennium.

Beyond the Separate Self

An earlier chapter posited that awareness can be described as 'nothing special'. This is a companion piece considering the idea that 'nothing matters'. There are three different interpretations of 'nothing matters' which will be ...

Beyond the Separate Self

"This book is designed to help its readers go 'beyond the separate self'; that is to free oneself from obsessive thinking and worrying about one's self-image, health, wealth, status, achievements, lack of achievements, past, future and ultimate survival." -- p. 5.

Field Notes from Elsewhere

In a world where nothing matters, nothing is ever what it seems. Having is having-not and not-having is, perhaps, the only way of having. Nothing seems more grave than indifference; indeed, the burden of “Nothing matters” can plunge one ...

Field Notes from Elsewhere

In the fall of 2005, Mark C. Taylor, the controversial public intellectual and widely respected scholar, suddenly fell critically ill. For two days a team of forty doctors, many of whom thought he would not live, fought to save him. Taylor would eventually recover, but only to face a new threat: surgery for cancer. "These experiences have changed me in ways I am still struggling to understand," Taylor writes in this absorbing memoir. "After the past year, I am persuaded that I have done enough fieldwork to write a book that combines philosophical and theological reflection with autobiographical narrative. Writing is not only possible but actually seems necessary." Field Notes from Elsewhere is Taylor's unforgettable, inverted journey from death to life. Each of his memoir's fifty-two chapters and accompanying photographs recounts a morning-to-evening experience with sickness and convalescence, mingling humor and hope with a deep exploration of human frailty and, conversely, resilience. When we confront the end of life, Taylor explains, the axis of the lived world shifts, and everything must be reevaluated. As Taylor sorts through his remembrances, much that once seemed familiar becomes strange, paradoxical, and contradictory. He reads his experience with and against ghosts from his past, recasting the meaning of mortality, sacrifice, solitude, and abandonment, along with a host of other issues, in light of modern ways of dying. "You never come back from elsewhere," Taylor concludes, "because elsewhere always comes back with you."

Dancing with Sophia

In other words, we shift from nothing matters to nothing matters! Heidegger and Wilber, then, propose that inquiring ever more deeply into nothingness is the way to recover from nihilism as customarily understood. As we will see, ...

Dancing with Sophia

Explores the philosophical dimensions and implications of integral theory. Dancing with Sophia is the first book of essays to focus on the philosophical dimensions and implications of integral theory. A metatheory that organizes first order theories and disciplines into higher order modes of knowing and insight needed to address the complexity of today’s world, integral theory has already impacted a wide range of disciplines, from psychology to business to religious studies to art. Included here are perspectives by scholars in the continental, comparativist, and process traditions who dive into integral theory’s postmetaphysical claims in order to mine, extend, and critique its philosophical merits. On the verge of its own emergence, integral philosophy promotes modes of creative critical thought oriented toward the multidimensional flourishing of planetary well-being, and Dancing with Sophia will be of interest to scholars in philosophy; religious studies; transpersonal, developmental, and humanist psychology; and more. “Integral theory is a bold and provocative endeavor. It challenges one to think past the norm, to sail beyond the horizon and risk encountering the Scylla and Charybdis of what is academically acceptable—or at least familiar—and what is possible, in ways that only are now beginning to dawn on both thinking and dwelling. If it is nothing else, integral theory is the movement beyond the purely intellectual into the lived experience. This is its ‘meta-’ dimension properly understood.” — from the Foreword by Brian Schroeder

Philosophical Propositions

20 Meursault, by the end of Camus' novel, when 'something inside me snapped' and he grabs the priest's collar and yells at him that 'Nothing, nothing matters',21 evidently cares with inarticulate passion about something, ...

Philosophical Propositions

Philosophical Propositions is a fresh, up to date, and reliable introduction to philosophical problems. It takes seriously the need for philosophy to deal with definitive and statable propositions, such as God, certainty, time, personal identity, the mind/body problem, free will and determinism, and the meaning of life.

Milk Meditation

'Nothing matters' has become a mantra that brings us back from unhealthy emotions and unhelpful behaviours. And, 'nothing matters', is a reminder of three metaphysical truths: Nothing matters: the 'no-thing' of thoughts and emotions ...

Milk   Meditation

What are the thoughts and feelings after receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer? How can the mind be settled, and emotions controlled? Suzanne ? a dedicated spiritual healer ? writes with depth and honesty of the shock, grief and anxiety she experienced during chemo and radiation treatment and breast surgery. In Milk & Meditation she shares meaningful song lyrics and creates poignant meditative images that bring peace and empowerment.

Essays on Derek Parfit s On What Matters

Rival naturalistic views of normativity, whether reductionist or expressivist, are, he alleges bleak, committed to the despairing claim that nothing matters. The fundamental problem with this view is that, if we try to hold it, ...

Essays on Derek Parfit s On What Matters

In Essays on Derek Parfit's On What Matters, seven leadingmoral philosophers offer critical evaluations of the central ideaspresented in a greatly anticipated new work by world-renowned moralphilosopher Derek Parfit. Presents critical assessments of what promises to be one of thekey moral philosophy texts of our time Features essays by a team of leading philosophers includingPrinceton's Michael Smith, one of the world's leadingmeta-ethicists Addresses Parfit's central thesis - that the main ethicaltheories can agree on what matters - as well as his defense ofmoral realism

Thinking about Feeling

Thomas Nagel (1979, 23) writes that “if there is reason to believe that nothing matters, then that does not matter either.” Is he shrugging his shoulders as he communicates this very logical conclusion? He says that the one who thinks ...

Thinking about Feeling

The author brings together what he regards as some of the best Anglo-American philosophers now writing on the philosophy of emotion. He has solicited chapters from those philosophers who have already distinguished themselves and have interdisciplinary interests, particularly in the social sciences.

The Joseph Communications

Nothing matters. What you bring out of and release back into the Nothing matters. In times when you cannot get around things, around your situations on Earth, remember that Nothing matters and you will see the nonsense of the situations ...

The Joseph Communications

This unique book, with its revolutionary insight into who we really are and why we are here, will change your viewpoint forever. Through the mediumship of Michael G. Reccia, Joseph - a highly evolved spirit who is deeply concerned about the state and fate of the world - delivers his vital message for mankind and reveals truths about life and reality that have never been written about before. Intelligent, thought-provoking, non-religious and written in direct, concise language, this truly astonishing book covers a variety of topics and addresses in a revolutionary way the questions that most people ask themselves at some point during their lives: - Who and what am I - and what is the purpose of life? - Why can I never find true happiness? - Does God really exist and, if so, why is He so distant and indifferent to the suffering in the world? - If God is benevolent, why is there so much violence, illness and discord in the world? Are we destined to destroy this planet or is there something we can do before it is too late? With its practical approach to spirituality, Revelation will empower you by disclosing the essential truth about yourself and your spiritual heritage whilst making you aware of the active part you play in creation and the miraculous things you are capable of achieving.