By André van der Braak
In Nietzsche and Zen: Self-Overcoming and not using 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 inspiration as a philosophy of continuing self-overcoming, during which even the proposal of "self" has been conquer. Van der Braak starts by means of examining Nietzsche's courting to Buddhism and standing as a transcultural philosopher, recalling study on Nietzsche and Zen up to now and commencing the fundamental argument of the learn. He maintains through 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 proposal of forgetting the self. those comparisons and others construct van der Braak's case for a feedback of Nietzsche educated by way of the guidelines of Zen Buddhism and a feedback of Zen Buddhism visible during the Western lens of Nietzsche - coalescing into one international philosophy. This remedy, concentrating on some of the most fruitful components of analysis inside modern comparative and intercultural philosophy, may be helpful to Nietzsche students, continental philosophers, and comparative philosophers.