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So basically nihilism is lack of moral frameworks but existenalism is creating own frameworks? But then is society after world war 2 lacking morals, surely that wasn’t the case
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Moral nihilism isn't strictly the lack of moral frameworks, it's either the belief that there are no objective moral truths (the frameworks might exist, and some nihilists think they are useful, but they are based on principles that are false and lack a grounds), or that moral claims/statements have no truth value at all.

Not sure what your WWII angle is driving at.
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(Original post by gjd800)

Not sure what your WWII angle is driving at.
Maybe he's referring to the post-war context that Sartre was writing in? Not sure either.
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Maybe he's referring to the post-war context that Sartre was writing in? Not sure either.
You might be right, it did cross my mind!
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