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Self-Overcoming of Nihilism

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ISBN-10: 0791404382

ISBN-13: 9780791404386

Edition: 1990

Authors: Keiji Nishitani, Graham Parkes, Setsuko Aihara

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The first English translation (by Graham Parker, with Setsuko Aihara) of a forty-year-old Japanese classic--Nishitani's treatment of the problem of nihilism, with particular reference to Nietzsche's philosophical ideas, and from a perspective influenced by Buddhist thought. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Book details

Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 10/2/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Notes on Texts
Preface to the First Edition
Nihilism as Existence
Two Problems
Nihilism and the Philosophy of History
European Nihilism
From Realism to Nihilism: Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Feuerbach
Hegel's Absolute Idealism and Radical Realism
Schopenhauer-Will as Real-The Nullity of Existence
Kierkegaard-Becoming and Existence
Feuerbach-Critique of Religion, Philosophy, and Ethics
Friedrich Nietzsche: The First Consummate Nihilist
The Significance of Nihilism in Nietzsche
Radical Nihilism
Nietzsche's Interpretation of Christianity
The Concept of "Sincerity"-"Will to Illusion"
Nietzsche's Affirmative Nihilism: Amor Fati and Eternal Recurrence
Value-Interpretation and Perspectivism
The Problem of Amor Fati
Love of Fate as "Innermost Nature"-Suffering-Soul
The Idea of Eternal Recurrence: The "Moment" and Eternity
Eternal Recurrence and Overcoming the Spirit of Gravity
Love of Fate and Eternal Recurrence
The Self-Overcoming of Nihilism
Nihilism and Existence in Nietzsche
"God is Dead"
Critique of Religion
The Stages of Nihilism
Nihilism as Existence
The First Stage of Existence
The Second Stage of Existence
Nihilism as Scientific Conscience
Science and History as Existence
"Living Dangerously" and "Experimentation"
The Third Stage-Existence as Body
The Dialectical Development of Nihilism
Nihilism as Egoism: Max Stirner
Stirner's Context
The Meaning of Egoism
Realist, Idealist, Egoist-"Creative Nothing"
From Paganism to Christianity
From Christianity to Liberalism
From Liberalism to Egoism
Ownness and Property-All and Nothing
The State and the Individual
Nihilism in Russia
Russian Nihilism
Bazarov's Nihilism-"Fathers and Sons"
Nihilism as Contemplation-"Notes from Underground"
Nihilism as Philosophy: Martin Heidegger
Existentialism as a Discipline
The "Ontological Difference"
Transcendence and Being-in-the-World
Being-toward-Death and Anxiety
The Meaning of Nihilism for Japan
The Crisis in Europe and Nihilism
The Crisis Compounded
The Significance of European Nihilism for Us
Buddhism and Nihilism
The Problem of Atheism
Marxist Humanism
Sartrean Existentialism
Atheism in the World of Today