"Barnes tackles ethical questions afresh, combining a direct, conversational tone with a mischievous knack for peering through conceptual keyholes." - @sonyasupposedly
"With Missing Axioms, Barnes thoughtfully investigates and articulates the feeling of being lost in a value-less abyss." - Kevin DeLand, @DeLandB4Time
Can we ever be nihilists? What is the difference between talk and action?
Missing Axioms explains how we value, outlining the impossibility of nihilism for human beings.
Through a series of essays covering Socrates, the Tokkōtai (Kamikaze), Christianity, Plato's cave and Sisyphus this book explores the topic of martyrdom and our status as inherently valuing beings.Read Now