self-licensing happens when people allow themselves to indulge after doing something positive first
commonly used in marketing where you buy a "healthy" product to offset the unhealthy or less moral choice -might apply to purchase carbon offsets etc. which imply it is OK to have a larger carbon footprint as long as you offset
self-licensing might include driving gas guzzlers to green protests, going for a walk for its health benefits then eating cake
Angry atheist who trolls internet sites denouncing God, Christians and religion; Atheist internet troll who demonstrates a basic ignorance of reason; Atheist internet troll who is ignorant of science and logic while claiming strong adherence to the same; Atheist who contradicts themselves through poor reasoning, especially one who exhibits hypocrisy.
Rational people understand that the claim "There are no absolutes" is a self-defeating statement. Internet atheists? Not so much.
The inability to see the self defeating nature of one's own political position.
"Yeah, sure, the MM pundits all really THINK all those profane, irrational, logic-free thoughts (exclusively) but have learned to tone it down for their audience, some of whom actually missed the liberal lobotomy sessions." (actual usage)
a belief in the pointless of existance. the absence of truth. the absence of reason.more...
those who see it as a self-defeating argument are people who still have something to believe in.
despite the universe being so mind-numbingly complex and consciousness itself being so much of a mystery, many people actually believe that nihilism is invalid because the 'logic' possessed by what we think of as our consciousness doesn't allow it to make sense.
a christian might argue that god must exist because there must be some infinite force in the universe. they would then argue that god is the creator of all life, and that things like logic come from god, and in fact are a part of god (as he is infinite). unfortunately, this is also self-defeating, because by using logic to prove the existance of god (and thus logic) is just as absurd as nihilism. this, in turn, leads to the logic that nothing can be known. this then continues and endless loop of logic and anti-logic, making existance seem pointless, insane, and absurd. and THAT is what nihilism really is.
Nietzsche is commonly associated with nihilism, although from what i've been able to figure out without actually studying it in school (while researching it in my spare time), he was not a nihilist himself. rather, he seems to be more of someone who defined it and contemplated the intricacies associated with it.