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Nietzsche on Buddhism

Robert G. Morrison

in Nietzsche and Buddhism

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780198238652
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679711 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238652.003.0002
Nietzsche on Buddhism

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This chapter argues that Nietzsche's main interest in Buddhism was focused on its emergence as a historical phenomenon and was, therefore, limited to its Theravāda form. The reason for this is that his interest was centred upon what he considered to be a direct historical parallel between India at the time of the Buddha and the Europe of his own milieu.

Keywords: Nietzsche; Buddhism; nihilism

Chapter.  9934 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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