‘Self-Overcoming’ and ‘Mind-Development’

Robert G. Morrison

in Nietzsche and Buddhism

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780198238652
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679711 | DOI:
‘Self-Overcoming’ and ‘Mind-Development’

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This chapter begins by considering what Nietzsche sees as the intelligent response to the folly of the passions. It then discusses the Buddhist notion of self-overcoming and this can be quantified in terms of a gradual development akin to Nietzsche's notion of power. In a rather neglected and progressive account of dependent co-arising, we can glimpse how the Buddhists saw self-overcoming in terms of a dynamic, gradual accumulation of energy and power.

Keywords: Nietzsche; Buddhism; self-overcoming; mind-development

Chapter.  17985 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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