Drawing on Zen as well as on Nietzsche's thought and its ramifications in and for western culture, this book is a fervent call for a re-visioning of philosophy as vocation. The author is critical of the status quo and committed to intellectual integrity; the result is a creative and adventurous enterprise which is no longer exclusively identified with academia or with the methodology of logic. Filtered through Nietzsche's hammer - by which he sounded out gods old and new - Buddhism in the West can avoid the pitfalls which emerged during its gestation period in the 20th century, such as: otherworldly spiritualism, conservatism, and denial of the body. The philosophy and the psychology of European Zen advocated by Manu Bazzano in Buddha is Dead: Nietzsche and the Dawn of European Zen is an unconditional affirmation of living and dying. It is an extraordinary fertile viewpoint that will be appreciated by all those who are interested in Eastern philosophy and religions, and who seek life affirming wisdom.
|Publisher:||Sussex Academic Press|
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About the Author
Manu Bazzano has edited two bestselling poetry anthologies, Haiku for Lovers and Zen Poems. He recently translated The Way of Awakening, a comprehensive commentary on the great classic of Buddhist literature, and is the editor of the Zen quarterly Hazy Moon.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Mission: Untimely
The True Task of Philosophy 3
Part 2 Great Doubt and the Death of God 49
Part 3 The Will to Power as Generosity 69
Part 4 The Crooked Path of Eternity
Time and the Eternal Return 85
Part 5 Beyond the Dream of Change
Towards a Zen Psychology 117
Part 6 On Nomadic Truth 181
Part 7 The Innocence of Becoming 197