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Morrison offers an illuminating study of two linked traditions that have figured prominently in twentieth-century thought: Buddhism and the philosophy of Nietzsche. Nietzsche admired Buddhism, but saw it as a dangerously nihilistic religion; he forged his own affirmative philosophy in reaction against the nihilism that he feared would overwhelm Europe. Morrison shows that Nietzsche's influential view of Buddhism was mistaken, and that far from being nihilistic, it has notable and perhaps surprising affinities with Nietzsche's own project of the transvaluation of all values.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, -- 1844-1900.
Buddhism -- Doctrines.
Nihilism -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism.
Nihilism (Philosophy)