Year: 1975 Source: Soviet Studies in Philosophy, v.14, no.7, (1975), p.72-92 SIEC No: 20021430

The article begins by establishing the influence & impact of nihilism on society. The author says that the lack of positive ideals in society can lead to suicide. This author continues the article by tracing the chain of Albert CamusÕ objections to nihilism, as found in Camus’ literary works. The article examines CamusÕ views on whether life was worth living or not. The article then discusses the social effects of suicide in fascist Germany. The author concludes the article by discussing other various aspects of nihilism. (11 notes) (AK)