Russell Manion


“The door closed. I was on the other side. I no longer believed in truth. I was a nihilist. I knew nothing. I now realized that nihilism is not a world view one arrives at by reason. You are sort of dropped off there by a rational world view. Then you leave reason behind. I was excited to hold a position for which so many good arguments could be marshaled. However, I was disturbed by the fact that once the arguments brought me there I could make no arguments at all. I was also disturbed by the lack of values. I no longer had need to be concerned about being right or wrong. The problem was that, as a nihilist, I had nothing to be concerned about at all.”

The Other Side: Metaphysics and Meanings

The Other Side: Metaphysics and Meaning