The Void (philosophy)  

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The Void is the philosophical concept of nothingness manifested. The notion of The Void is closely affiliated, though not exclusive, to several realms of metaphysics, including agnosticism, existentialism, monoism, and nihilism. The Void is also prevalent in numerous facets of psychology, notably logotherapy.

The manifestation of nothingness is closely associated with the contemplation of emptiness, and with human attempts to identify and personify it. As such, the concept of The Void, and ideas similar to it, have a significant and historically evolving presence in artistic and creative expression, as well as in academic, scientific and philosophical debate surrounding the nature of the human condition.

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Background

The Void as a cognomen is not easily defined, as the word itself means "empty" or "without content." The concept of The Void has existed since the dawn of philosophy. Aristotle denied its existence with his rejection of finite entities.

Psychology

Religious and spiritual conceptions

Astronomy, math, and Science

In popular culture

Art

Literature

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