Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy (Hardback)
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Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy (Hardback)

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Hardback 260 Pages / Published: 06/12/2012
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Nietzsche once proclaimed himself the 'Buddha of Europe', and throughout his life Buddhism held enormous interest for him. While he followed Buddhist thinking in demolishing what he regarded as the two-headed delusion of Being and Self, he saw himself as advocating a response to the ensuing nihilist crisis that was diametrically opposed to that of his Indian counterpart. In this book Antoine Panaioti explores the deep and complex relations between Nietzsche's views and Buddhist philosophy. He discusses the psychological models and theories which underlie their supposedly opposing ethics of 'great health' and explodes the apparent dichotomy between Nietzsche's Dionysian life-affirmation and Buddhist life-negation, arguing for a novel, hybrid response to the challenge of formulating a tenable post-nihilist ethics. His book will interest students and scholars of Nietzsche's philosophy, Buddhist thought and the metaphysical, existential and ethical issues that emerge with the demise of theism.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107031623
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 550 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


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'... Antoine Panaioti's Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy takes first place as the best book of my reading year. Beautifully written, a heroic feat of erudition, and an intimate and sympathetic reading of both Nietzsche and classical Buddhist philosophy, this book enacts the ideal whose contours it seeks to define and celebrate in its twin subjects - the ideal of great health that overcomes the despair of nihilism and celebrates the uncanniness of existence ...' Wendy C. Hamblet, Metapsychology Online Reviews
"This study speaks with Nietzsche's prophetic voice ... Based on wide knowledge of both Nietzsche and Buddhist scholarship, this comparative study is an important acquisition for college and university libraries ... Highly recommended ..." J. Bussanich, University of New Mexico, Choice
"... Antoine Panaioti's Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy takes first place as the best book of my reading year. Beautifully written, a heroic feat of erudition, and an intimate and sympathetic reading of both Nietzsche and classical Buddhist philosophy, this book enacts the ideal whose contours it seeks to define and celebrate in its twin subjects - the ideal of great health that overcomes the despair of nihilism and celebrates the uncanniness of existence ..." Wendy C. Hamblet, Metapsychology Online Reviews

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