Liberation As Affirmation: The Religiosity of Zhuangzi and Nietzsche (Suny Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture) (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture (Paperback))

Liberation As Affirmation: The Religiosity of Zhuangzi and Nietzsche (Suny Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture) (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture (Paperback))


Uses the idea that of religiosity to problem conventional perspectives of Nietzsche and Zhuangzi as nihilistic and anti-religious.

In this ebook, writer Ge Ling Shang offers a scientific comparability of unique texts through Zhuangzi (fourth century BCE) and Nietzsche (1846–1900), less than the rubric of religiosity, to problem those that have generally relegated either thinkers to relativism, nihilism, escapism, pessimism, or anti-religion. Shang heavily examines Zhuangzi’s and Nietzsche’s respective opinions of metaphysics, morals, language, wisdom, and humanity ordinarily and proposes a belief of the philosophical outlooks of Zhuangzi and Nietzsche as complementary. within the inventive and important spirit of Nietzsche, as within the tranquil and inward spirit of Zhuangzi, Shang argues unusually comparable imaginative and prescient and aspiration towards human liberation and freedom exists—one within which religious transformation is feasible by means of religiously declaring lifestyles during this international as sacred and divine.

“Ge Ling Shang’s comparative research of Zhuangzi and Nietzsche offers a distinct standpoint at the deep affinities shared by way of philosophers separated by means of an important span of time and area … Liberation as confirmation combines transparent exposition and certain textual research with a extraordinary inner coherence in keeping with the valuable subject matter of religiosity.” — Symposium

“This publication makes a powerful case not just for studying Zhuangzi and Nietzsche as spiritual thinkers, but in addition for seeing their non secular visions as equally orientated. The advice that thinkers with a few affinity for the ambitions of poststructuralism can have a much less basically adverse method is critical and interesting.” — Kathleen M. Higgins, coeditor of From Africa to Zen: a call for participation to international Philosophy, moment Edition

“This e-book brings those thinkers into the main prolonged discussion ever tried. It fills a necessity and highlights the importance of this encounter.” — Brook Ziporyn, writer of The Penumbra Unbound: The Neo-Taoist Philosophy of Guo Xiang

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