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By Andre van der Braak

In Nietzsche and Zen: Self-Overcoming with out 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 finds Nietzsche's notion as a philosophy of constant self-overcoming, during which even the concept of "self" has been conquer. Van der Braak starts off by means of examining Nietzsche's dating to Buddhism and standing as a transcultural philosopher, recalling learn on Nietzsche and Zen so far and starting up the fundamental argument of the learn. He keeps via 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 trained by way of the information of Zen Buddhism and a feedback of Zen Buddhism obvious during the Western lens of Nietzsche - coalescing into one global philosophy. This remedy, targeting probably the most fruitful components of study inside modern comparative and intercultural philosophy, might be invaluable to Nietzsche students, continental philosophers, and comparative philosophers.

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