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?” ...


Author: R. N. Cobain

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442997820

Category: Education

Page: 284

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'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 ...


Author: David Benatar

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742533689

Category: Philosophy

Page: 410

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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.


Author: Dr. M. Sarada Devi

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387460199



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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 ...


Author: Derek Parfit

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191084362

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

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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 ...


Author: Perry Lentz

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826265302

Category: History

Page: 359

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"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 ...


Author: Peter Singer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191084386

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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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.

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 ...


Author: Adrian Tomer

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781136676918

Category: Philosophy

Page: 496

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

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 ...


Author: Carlos Castaneda

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671732493

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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

Literary History Modernism and Postmodernism

It is Carlos Fuentes , who in an address to a congress of the International Comparative Literature Association in August 1982 , expanded the nonselective , arbitrary position of “ nothing matters ” by coining the slogan “ nothing ...


Author: Douwe Wessel Fokkema

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027222045

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 63

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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 ...


Author: Roy A. Sorensen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134868520

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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