Nietzsche and Zen

Author: Andre van der Braak
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739168843
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In Nietzsche and Zen: Self-Overcoming Without a Self, André van der Braak engages Nietzsche in a dialogue with four representatives of the Buddhist Zen tradition: Nagarjuna (c. 150-250), Linji (d. 860), Dogen (1200-1253), and Nishitani (1900-1990). In doing so, he reveals Nietzsche's thought as a philosophy of continuous self-overcoming, in which even the notion of "self" has been overcome. Van der Braak begins by analyzing Nietzsche's relationship to Buddhism and status as a transcultural thinker, recalling research on Nietzsche and Zen to date and setting out the basic argument of the study. He continues by examining the practices of self-overcoming in Nietzsche and Zen, comparing Nietzsche's radical skepticism with that of Nagarjuna and comparing Nietzsche's approach to truth to Linji's. Nietzsche's methods of self-overcoming are compared to Dogen's zazen, or sitting meditation practice, and Dogen's notion of forgetting the self. These comparisons and others build van der Braak's case for a criticism of Nietzsche informed by the ideas of Zen Buddhism and a criticism of Zen Buddhism seen through the Western lens of Nietzsche - coalescing into one world philosophy. This treatment, focusing on one of the most fruitful areas of research within contemporary comparative and intercultural philosophy, will be useful to Nietzsche scholars, continental philosophers, and comparative philosophers.

Nietzsche and Zen

Author: André van der Braak
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 073916550X
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In Nietzsche and Zen: Self-Overcoming without a Self, André van der Braak juxtaposes Nietzsche with four influential representatives of the Buddhist Zen tradition: Nagarjuna, Linji, Dogen, and Nishitani. In doing so, he reveals Nietzschean philosophy as a philosophy of continuous self-overcoming, in which even the notion of "self" is overcome, and allows a greater understanding of Nietzsche through the lens of Zen and vice versa. This treatment will be useful to Nietzsche scholars, continental philosophers, and comparative philosophers.

Buddha is Dead

Author: Manu Bazzano
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Drawing on Zen as well as on Nietzsche's thought and its ramifications in and for western culture, this book contains the philosophy of European Zen, which is an unconditional affirmation of living and dying to their fullest. It is aimed at those interested in Eastern philosophy and religions, and who seek life-affirming wisdom.

Zen and Western Thought

Author: Masao Abe
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824812140
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This collection of Abe's essays is a welcome addition to philosophy and comparative philosophy.

Nietzsche and Buddhism

Author: Robert G. Morrison
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198238657
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A comparative study of Buddhism and the philosophy of Nietzsche. The book provides a critical examination to Nietzsche's view of Buddhism, arguing that Buddhism is far from being a nihilistic religion, and offering a counterbalancing Buddhist view of the Nietzschean enterprise.

Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy

Author: Antoine Panaïoti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107031621
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An exploration of the complex and interesting relations between Nietzsche's philosophical thought and the Buddhist philosophy which he admired and opposed. The volume will appeal to students and scholars interested in Nietzsche's philosophy, Buddhist thought and in the metaphysical, existential and ethical issues that emerge with the demise of theism.

Nietzsche and the Gods

Author: Weaver Santaniello
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791451137
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Examines Nietzsche's complex attitudes toward religion and his understanding of how particular religions and deities affect the intellectual, moral, and spiritual lives of their various proselytes and adherents.

Nietzsche s Epic of the Soul

Author: T. K. Seung
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739158236
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The author deciphers Nietzsche's most enigmatic work as Zarathustra's epic campaign to save secular culture from degradation in the godless world. In this epic reading, the ostensibly atheistic work turns out to be a profound religious text. This revelation is breathtaking and edifying.

Nietzsche and Asian Thought

Author: Graham Parkes
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226646855
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Nietzsche's work has had a significant impact on the intellectual life of non-Western cultures and elicited responses from thinkers outside of the Anglo-American philosophical traditions as well. These essays address the connection between his ideas and ph

Zen and the Art of Postmodern Philosophy

Author: Carl Olson
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791446539
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Carl Olson is Professor of Religious Studies at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. His previous books include The Indian Renouncer and Postmodern Poison: A Cross-Cultural Encounter and The Theology and Philosophy of Eliade: A Search for the Centre.