On the second part of this episode: Nihilistic anxiety opens into play.
Anxiety is a natural reaction to uncertainty. In nihilism, pervasive loss of meaning makes everything uncertain; existential angst is a response.
In the third part of this episode: Sartre’s ghost and the corpse of God.
Existentialism, a hopeful alternative to rigid meanings, makes wrong metaphysical assumptions, and cannot work. It collapses inevitably into nihilism.
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