Pantheism vs Nihilism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between pantheism and nihilism

is that pantheism is while nihilism is (philosophy) a philosophical doctrine grounded on the negation of one or more meaningful aspects of life.

pantheism

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Alternative forms

* sometimes hyphenated or expressed as a phrase: pan-theism', ' pan theism * sometimes either the P or (rarely) both the P and T are capitalized: Pantheism', ' PanTheism * variations of capitalization and spacing may be combined: Pan-theism', '''Pan-Theism''', '''Pan Theism''', ' Pan theism

Noun

(en noun)
  • The belief that the universe is in some sense divine and should be revered. Pantheism identifies the universe with God but denies any personality or transcendence of such a God.
  • (rare) The belief in all gods; omnitheism.
  • Quotations

    * See

    Derived terms

    * neo-pantheism * pantheist * pantheists * pantheistic * pantheistical * pantheistically * pandeism * panentheism

    nihilism

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    Noun

  • (philosophy) A philosophical doctrine grounded on the negation of one or more meaningful aspects of life.
  • (ethics) The rejection of inherent or objective moral principles.
  • (politics) The rejection of non-rationalized or non-proven assertions in the social and political spheres of society.
  • (politics, historical) A Russian movement of the 1860s that rejected all authority and promoted the use of violence for political change.
  • The belief that all endeavors are ultimately futile and devoid of meaning.
  • "...the band members sweat hard enough to earn their pretensions, and maybe even their nihilism " (rock critic Dave Marsh, reviewing the band XTC's album Go )
  • Contradiction (not always deliberate) between behavior and espoused principle, to such a degree that all possible espoused principle is voided.
  • The deliberate refusal of belief, to the point that belief itself is rejected as untenable.
  • Derived terms

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    Synonyms

    * (belief that all endeavours are void ) fatalism