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Affirming fate and incorporating death: the role of amor fati in Nishitani's 'Religion and nothingness'

Flavel, S (2017) 'Affirming fate and incorporating death: the role of amor fati in Nishitani's 'Religion and nothingness'.' Philosophy East and West, 67 (4). pp. 1248-1272. ISSN 1529-1898

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Abstract

This article argues for the usefulness of approaching specific aspects of Keiji Nishitani's thinking, in Religion and Nothingness, as developing out of a confrontation with central themes in the work of Friedrich Nietzsche. In particular, I interpret Nishitani's discussion of "the personal and impersonal" as a response to the issue of loving fate (amor fati) in Nietzsche's writings. I thus consider Nishitani's approach to amor fati as both a background for thinking through his critical relationship to Nietzsche and as a focal point for thinking through key insights in his creative appropriation of Zen.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Kyoto School, Nishitani Keiji, Religion and Nothingness, Nietzsche Nishitani, Nishitani Nihilism, Buddhist Philosophy Nihilism, Nietzsche Amor Fati, Nietzsche and Asian Thought, Nietzsche Nihilism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2015 16:42
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2017 12:08
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