Nietzsche and Zen: Self Overcoming Without a Self (Studies in Comparative Philosophy and Religion)

Nietzsche and Zen: Self Overcoming Without a Self (Studies in Comparative Philosophy and Religion)


In Nietzsche and Zen: Self-Overcoming and not using a Self, André van der Braak engages Nietzsche in a discussion with 4 representatives of the Buddhist Zen culture: Nagarjuna (c. 150-250), Linji (d. 860), Dogen (1200-1253), and Nishitani (1900-1990). In doing so, he unearths Nietzsche's idea as a philosophy of continuing self-overcoming, during which even the thought of "self" has been conquer. Van der Braak starts by means of reading Nietzsche's dating to Buddhism and standing as a transcultural philosopher, recalling examine on Nietzsche and Zen thus far and starting up the elemental argument of the examine. He keeps through interpreting the practices of self-overcoming in Nietzsche and Zen, evaluating Nietzsche's radical skepticism with that of Nagarjuna and evaluating Nietzsche's method of fact to Linji's. Nietzsche's tools of self-overcoming are in comparison to Dogen's zazen, or sitting meditation perform, and Dogen's idea of forgetting the self. those comparisons and others construct van der Braak's case for a feedback of Nietzsche expert via the guidelines of Zen Buddhism and a feedback of Zen Buddhism visible throughout the Western lens of Nietzsche - coalescing into one international philosophy. This therapy, concentrating on essentially the most fruitful components of analysis inside modern comparative and intercultural philosophy, can be worthwhile to Nietzsche students, continental philosophers, and comparative philosophers.

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