Nietzsche and Zen

Nietzsche and Zen
Author: André van der Braak
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2011-08-16
ISBN: 073916550X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nietzsche and Zen Book Excerpt:

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.

Nietzsche and Zen

Nietzsche and Zen
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy and religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nietzsche and Zen Book Excerpt:

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 comparingNietzsche'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 acriticism 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 withincontemporary comparative and intercultural philosophy, will be useful to Nietzsche scholars, continental philosophers, and comparative philosophers.

Buddhism and Political Theory

Buddhism and Political Theory
Author: Matthew J. Moore
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-04
ISBN: 0190465522
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhism and Political Theory Book Excerpt:

Despite the recent upsurge of interest in comparative political theory, there has been virtually no serious examination of Buddhism by political philosophers in the past five decades. In part, this is because Buddhism is not typically seen as a school of political thought. However, as Matthew Moore argues, Buddhism simultaneously parallels and challenges many core assumptions and arguments in contemporary Western political theory. In brief, Western thinkers not only have a great deal to learn about Buddhism, they have a great deal to learn from it. To both incite and facilitate the process of Western theorists engaging with this neglected tradition, this book provides a detailed, critical reading of the key primary Buddhist texts, from the earliest recorded teachings of the Buddha through the present day. It also discusses the relevant secondary literature on Buddhism and political theory (nearly all of it from disciplines other than political theory), as well as the literatures on particular issues addressed in the argument. Moore argues that Buddhist political thought rests on three core premises--that there is no self, that politics is of very limited importance in human life, and that normative beliefs and judgments represent practical advice about how to live a certain way, rather than being obligatory commands about how all persons must act. He compares Buddhist political theory to what he sees as Western analogues--Nietzsche's similar but crucially different theory of the self, Western theories of limited citizenship from Epicurus to John Howard Yoder, and to the Western tradition of immanence theories in ethics. This will be the first comprehensive treatment of Buddhism as political theory.

Nietzsche zen shishu

Nietzsche zen shishu
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 444
Release: 1968
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Legacy of Nietzsche s Philosophy of Laughter

The Legacy of Nietzsche   s Philosophy of Laughter
Author: Lydia Amir
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2021-09-30
ISBN: 0429000863
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Legacy of Nietzsche s Philosophy of Laughter Book Excerpt:

This book investigates the role of humor in the good life, specifically as discussed by three prominent French intellectuals who were influenced by Nietzsche's thought: Georges Bataille, Gilles Deleuze, and Clément Rosset. Lydia Amir begins by discussing Nietzsche’s reception in France, and she explains why and how he came to be considered a "philosopher of laughter" in the French academe. Each of the subsequent three chapters focuses on the significance of humor and laughter in the good life as advocated by Bataille, Deleuze, and Rosset. These chapters also explore the complex relationship between the comic and the tragic, and of humor and laughter to irony, satire, and ridicule. The Legacy of Nietzsche’s Philosophy of Laughter makes an invaluable contribution to recent interpretive work done on Bataille and Deleuze, and offers further introduction to the relatively understudied Rosset. It illuminates the philosophies of these three thinkers, their connection to Nietzsche, and, overall, the significant role that humor plays in philosophy.

Emotions in Asian Thought

Emotions in Asian Thought
Author: Joel Marks,Roger T. Ames,Robert C. Solomon
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN: 9780791422243
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emotions in Asian Thought Book Excerpt:

Treats the nature and ethical significance of emotions from a comparative cultural perspective emphasizing Asian traditions.

Nietzsche s Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Nietzsche s Thus Spoke Zarathustra
Author: James Luchte
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-11-03
ISBN: 1441118454
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nietzsche s Thus Spoke Zarathustra Book Excerpt:

Nietzsche famously regarded Thus Spoke Zarathustra as his greatest work. However, despite Nietzsche's pervasive influence upon the philosopher and non-philosopher alike, and his own intense regard for Zarathustra, there has been relatively little serious study of Nietzsche's magnum opus. This book seeks to address this gap in the available literature by taking Thus Spoke Zarathustra seriously, not only with respect to its impact on the interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy, but also in light of the broader questions of the relationships between poetry, philosophy and existence. Fifteen leading Nietzsche scholars examine the structure, method, style and sources of Zarathustra as a philosophical text and its relationship to methodological and metaphilosophical questions amid the broader discussions of philosophy. The book also explores the implications of the philosophical questioning, interventions and teachings of Zarathustra with respect to both its negative engagement with the tradition and its attempt to set forth something new under the sun in its affirmative overcoming of nihilism.

Origin Way and Goal in Nietzsche and Zen Buddhism

Origin  Way  and Goal in Nietzsche and Zen Buddhism
Author: Joel Robert Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Zen Buddhism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nietzsche and Other Buddhas

Nietzsche and Other Buddhas
Author: Jason M. Wirth
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-03-04
ISBN: 025303972X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nietzsche and Other Buddhas Book Excerpt:

In Nietzche and Other Buddhas, author Jason M. Wirth brings major East Asian Buddhist thinkers into radical dialogue with key Continental philosophers through a series of exercises that pursue what is traditionally called comparative or intercultural philosophy as he reflects on what makes such exercises possible and intelligible. The primary questions he asks are: How does this particular engagement and confrontation challenge and radicalize what is sometimes called comparative or intercultural philosophy? How does this task reconsider what is meant by philosophy? The confrontations that Wirth sets up between Dogen, Hakuin, Linji, Shinran, Nietzsche, and Deleuze ask readers to think more philosophically and globally about the nature of philosophy in general and comparative philosophy in particular. He opens up a new and challenging space of thought in and between the cutting edges of Western Continental philosophy and East Asian Buddhist practice.

Ethics and World Politics

Ethics and World Politics
Author: Duncan Bell
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2010-03-25
ISBN: 0199548625
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics and World Politics Book Excerpt:

The book opens with a discussion of different methods and approaches employed to study the subject, including analytical political theory, post-structuralism and critical theory. It then surveys some of the most prominent perspectives on global ethics, including cosmopolitanism, communitarianism of various kinds, theories of international society, realism, postcolonialism, feminism, and green political thought. Part III examines a variety of more specific issues, including immigration, democracy, human rights, the just war tradition and its critics, international law, and global poverty and inequality. -- Publisher description.

Contemporary Chinese Art Aesthetic Modernity and Zhang Peili

Contemporary Chinese Art  Aesthetic Modernity and Zhang Peili
Author: Paul Gladston
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-10-17
ISBN: 1350041998
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Chinese Art Aesthetic Modernity and Zhang Peili Book Excerpt:

In recent decades the previously assumed dominance within the international art world of western(ized) conceptions of aesthetic modernity has been challenged by a critically becalming diversification of cultural outlooks widely referred to as 'contemporaneity'. Contributing to that diversification are assertions within mainland China of essential differences between Chinese and western art. In response to the critical impasse posed by contemporaneity, Paul Gladston charts a historical relay of mutually formative interactions between the artworlds of China and the West as part of a new transcultural theory of artistic criticality. Informed by deconstructivism as well as syncretic Confucianism, Gladston extends this theory to a reading of the work of the artist Zhang Peili and his involvement with the Hangzhou-based art group, the Pond Association (Chi she). Revealed is a critical aesthetic productively resistant to any single interpretative viewpoint, including those of Chinese exceptionalism and the supposed immanence of deconstructivist uncertainty. Addressing art in and from the People's Republic of China as a significant aspect of post-West contemporaneity, Gladston provides a new critical understanding of what it means to be 'contemporary' and the profound changes taking place in the art world today.

Spiritual Titanism

Spiritual Titanism
Author: Nicholas F. Gier
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN: 0791492826
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Titanism Book Excerpt:

A comparative philosophical consideration of the extremes of humanism, or "Titanism," this book critiques trends in Eastern and Western philosophy and examines solutions to them. This work in comparative philosophy uses the concept of Titanism to critique certain trends in both Eastern and Western philosophy. Titanism is an extreme form of humanism in which human beings take on divine attributes and prerogatives. The author finds the most explicit forms of spiritual Titanism in the Jaina, Samkhya, and Yoga traditions, where yogis claim powers and knowledge that in the West are only attributed to God. These philosophies are also radically dualistic, and liberation involves a complete transcendence of the body, society, and nature. Five types of spiritual Titanism are identified; and, in addition to this typology, a heuristic based on Nietzsche's three metamorphoses of camel, lion, and child is offered. The book determines that answers to spiritual Titanism begin not only with the Hindu Goddess religion, but also are found in Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism, especially Zen Buddhism and Confucianism. Nicholas F. Gier is Professor of Philosophy and Coordinator of Religious Studies at the University of Idaho. He is the author of Wittgenstein and Phenomenology: A Comparative Study of the Later Wittgenstein, Husserl, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty, also published by SUNY Press, and God, Reason, and the Evangelicals: The Case Against Evangelical Rationalism.

The Gift of Logos

The Gift of Logos
Author: David Jones,Michael Schwartz,Jason M. Wirth
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2009-12-14
ISBN: 1443818259
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gift of Logos Book Excerpt:

The Continental tradition has always placed great emphasis on the Logos. The Gift of Logos: Essays in Continental Philosophy celebrates and situates this emphasis in the genre of the gift and its giving. The process of receiving, or giving, of the gift overcomes the existential alienation and separation that is so present in the human condition. To ritualize giving and its gifting is to provide a syntax of solidarity that bespeaks our desire for cohesion and need for identities beyond our own. To give a gift is to befriend. The gift of logos is more than a gift from the gods and goddesses; it is an act of giving for those friends of wisdom—for those philosophers who give to each other and to their worlds and receive the blessings of logos from each other. The increasing objectification of human being has mobilized a regressive narcissism that shows the ego’s reassertion in the light of the meaningless quantifying forces from without. By not reflecting deeply enough upon its conditions of existence in the modern world and on its orginary moments, philosophy itself has not been immune from this besotted sense of self. Although not an invective against thinking nor against modern and contemporary philosophy’s genuine advances, The Gift of Logos portends to shed the delusion that theoretical re-description is somehow the same as transforming who we are. This transformation is our greatest gift to each other. To give it voice is the gift of Logos and what this collection of essays commemorates.

Nietzsche s Epic of the Soul

Nietzsche s Epic of the Soul
Author: T. K. Seung
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2005-06-14
ISBN: 0739158236
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nietzsche s Epic of the Soul Book Excerpt:

Thus Spoke Zarathustra is Nietzsche's most problematic text. There appears to be no thematic connection between its four Parts and numerous sections. To make it even worse, the book contains a number of thematic contradictions. The standard approach has been a method of selective reading, that is, most critics select a few brilliant passages for edification and ignore the rest. This approach has turned Nietzsche's text into a collection of disjointed fragments. Going against this prevalent approach, T.K. Seung presents the first unified reading of the whole book. He reads it as the record of Zarathustra's epic journey to find spiritual values in the secular world. The alleged thematic contradictions of the text are shown to indicate the turns and twists that are dictated by the hero's epic battle against his formidable opponent. His heroic struggle is eventually resolved by the power of a pantheistic nature-religion. Thus Nietzsche's ostensibly atheistic work turns out to be a highly religious text. The author uncovers this epic plot by reading Nietzsche's text as a baffling series of riddles and puzzles. Hence his reading is not only edifying but also breathtaking. In this unprecedented enterprise, the author takes a complex interdisciplinary approach, engaging the five disciplines of philosophy, psychology, religious studies, literary analysis, and cultural history.

Buddha is Dead

Buddha is Dead
Author: Manu Bazzano
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddha is Dead Book Excerpt:

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.

Nietzsche and Zen on the Question of the Self

Nietzsche and Zen on the Question of the Self
Author: Graham Parkes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 20
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nietzsche s Zarathustra

Nietzsche s Zarathustra
Author: C. G. Jung
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 1616
Release: 1988-09-21
ISBN: 0691099537
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nietzsche s Zarathustra Book Excerpt:

Gathers Jung's discussions of Nietzsche, whose writings were a major influence on Jung's own work

Emotions and The Body in Buddhist Contemplative Practice and Mindfulness Based Therapy

Emotions and The Body in Buddhist Contemplative Practice and Mindfulness Based Therapy
Author: Padmasiri de Silva
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-06-30
ISBN: 331955929X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emotions and The Body in Buddhist Contemplative Practice and Mindfulness Based Therapy Book Excerpt:

This book represents an outstanding contribution to the field of somatic psychology. It focuses on the relationship between body and emotions, and on the linkages between mindfulness-based emotion studies and neuroscience. The author discusses the awakening of somatic intelligence as a journey through pain and trauma management, the moral dimensions of somatic passions, and the art and practice of embodied mindfulness. Issues such as the emotions and the body in relation to Buddhist contemplative practice, against the background of the most recent findings of current neuroscience, are expanded in the book. A broad review of the Darwinian-Jamesian heritage on emotion studies is a unique contribution to the tradition of the somatogenic strands of emotions, and provides a contrasting focus to the ideogenic emotions in Sigmund Freud. This work provides an invaluable resource for students of psychology and philosophy, psychotherapists and meditation teachers, students, and for anyone with an interest in the field of somatic psychology.

Nietzsche s Philosophical Context

Nietzsche s Philosophical Context
Author: Thomas H Brobjer
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-10-01
ISBN: 9780252090622
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nietzsche s Philosophical Context Book Excerpt:

Friedrich Nietzsche was immensely influential and, counter to most expectations, also very well read. An essential new reference tool for those interested in his thinking, Nietzsche’s Philosophical Context identifies the chronology and huge range of philosophical books that engaged him. Rigorously examining the scope of this reading, Thomas H. Brobjer consulted over two thousand volumes in Nietzsche’s personal library, as well as his book bills, library records, journals, letters, and publications. This meticulous investigation also considers many of the annotations in his books. In arguing that Nietzsche’s reading often constituted the starting point for, or counterpoint to, much of his own thinking and writing, Brobjer’s study provides scholars with fresh insight into how Nietzsche worked and thought; to which questions and thinkers he responded; and by which of them he was influenced. The result is a new and much more contextual understanding of Nietzsche's life and thinking.

Nietzsche and Asian Thought

Nietzsche and Asian Thought
Author: Graham Parkes
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 1991-10-08
ISBN: 9780226646831
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nietzsche and Asian Thought Book Excerpt:

Friedrich Nietzsche's work has had a significant impact on the intellectual life of non-Western cultures and elicited responses from important thinkers outside of the Anglo-American philosophical traditions as well. Bringing together thirteen internationally renowned scholars, this is the first collection of essays to address the connection between Nietzsche's ideas and philosphies in India, China, and Japan. The contributors are Roger T. Ames, Johann Figl, Chen Guying, Michel Hulin, Arifuku Kogaku, David A. Kelly, Glen T. Martin, Sonoda Muneto, Graham Parkes, okochi Ryogi, Eberhard Scheiffele, Mervyn Sprung, and Joan Stambaugh. "Exemplary. Its comparative approach is incisive yet accessible. I consider it a 'must read'"—Kathleen Marie Higgins, Philosophy East and West "An excellent introduction to the broad ranging reception of Nietzsche among Asian thinkers."—James R. Watson, Canadian Philosophical Review "The essays in this welcome collection are invariably thought-provoking and genuinely cross-disciplinary."—Kenneth Surin, Religious Studies Review "A worthy and undogmatic introduction to several fascinating questions concerning the relations between Nietzschean thought and certain traditions of thought in India, China, and Japan."—Don Miller, Asian Studies Review