Nietzsche and Other Buddhas

Philosophy after Comparative Philosophy

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Jason M. Wirth
World Philosophies
  • Bloomington, IN: 
    Indiana University Press
    , March
     2019.
     250 pages.
     $30.00.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780253039712.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Joseph Markowski forthcoming.

Description

In Nietzche and Other Buddhas, author Jason M. Wirth brings major East Asian Buddhist thinkers into radical dialogue with key Continental philosophers through a series of exercises that pursue what is traditionally called comparative or intercultural philosophy as he reflects on what makes such exercises possible and intelligible. The primary questions he asks are: How does this particular engagement and confrontation challenge and radicalize what is sometimes called comparative or intercultural philosophy? How does this task reconsider what is meant by philosophy? The confrontations that Wirth sets up between Dogen, Hakuin, Linji, Shinran, Nietzsche, and Deleuze ask readers to think more philosophically and globally about the nature of philosophy in general and comparative philosophy in particular. He opens up a new and challenging space of thought in and between the cutting edges of Western Continental philosophy and East Asian Buddhist practice.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Jason M. Wirth is Professor of Philosophy at Seattle University.

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