Robert G. Morrison

in Nietzsche and Buddhism

Published in print January 1999 | ISBN: 9780198238652
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679711 | DOI:

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This chapter presents a summary of discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that by skilfully channelling certain deep rooted tendencies, man can venture on a path of continual self-overcoming that eventually culminates in a new kind of being: a Buddha. Perhaps, by borrowing much from the Buddhists, Nietzsche could have found a practical way of creating his as yet hypothetical Übermensch. Indeed, if Nietzsche had lived in an age where Buddhism was better understood, he might even have considered the Buddha to be such an Übermensch.

Keywords: Nietzsche; Buddhism; Buddha; Übermensch

Chapter.  889 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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