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Le ninisme est-il un nihilisme?

Nonism refers to the attitude of whoever is neither for nor against a given issue.Midway between affirmation and denial, or truth and falsity, the nonist says neither "yes" nor "no" and intrigues by his lack of clear answer to any related question. What does (s)he say, if any, and what is the sense of such an attitude?
Through the special case of politics, three sorts of nonists are depicted in the following: the nonist by default, the nonist by interest, and the nonist by absurdity. The first cannot say anything else and the second does not want to, whilst the third paves a new way toward a refoundation of political discourse.
The conditions of possibility of such a refoundation rely upon the dialectical relationship between two distinctive rationales, namely: the world of theoretical ideas, and the world of events. The resulting contradiction witnesses the crisis of political activity, and some output solutions will be suggested accordingly.