About

John Marmysz holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from State University of New York at Buffalo. His primary research interests focus on the issue of nihilism and its cultural manifestations.

Marmysz is the author of The Nihilist’s Notebook (Moralinefree Publishing, 1996), Laughing at Nothing: Humor as a Response to Nihilism (SUNY Press, 2003), The Path of Philosophy: Truth, Wonder and Distress (Wadsworth, 2011), The Nihilist: A Philosophical Novel (No Frills Buffalo, 2015) and Cinematic Nihilism: Encounters, Confrontations, Overcomings (Edinburgh University Press, 2017). He is coeditor (with Scott Lukas) of Fear, Cultural Anxiety and Transformation: Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films Remade (Lexington Books, 2009).

“Writing about and researching the topic of nihilism helps me to remember how meaningless life really is. Running, motorcycling and listening to punk rock music helps me to forget,” says Marmysz.

Marmysz is the recipient a SUNY Chancellor’s Award For Excellence in Scholarship and Creativity and served as an NEH fellow. He teaches philosophy at the College of Marin in Kentfield, CA.

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Happened upon your blog when searching Cinema Technique… Just after finishing The Reprieve, I started it and then put it down be ause it boggled the brain. Came back to it just recently and finished it and loved it. I can’t leave a trilogy unfinished.
    I like your blog and shall return.

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