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Between solitude and communication in Nietzsche and the Zhuangzi

Flavel, S (2016) Between solitude and communication in Nietzsche and the Zhuangzi. In: Inter-Religious and Inter-Cultural Dialogue in a Pluralistic World: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives, 1 - 2 June 2016, Oviidius University, Constanta, Romania.

Abstract

In this paper I argue against individualist/isolationist readings of the project of self-cultivation in the works of both Nietzsche and Zhuangzi. In particular I argue for understanding the role of solitude in their respective thinking as (a.) a transpersonal exercise and (b.) a means toward self-cultivation rather than an end in its own right. By means of this comparison I reframe their philosophical contributions in terms of the challenges they present to straightforward distinctions between inner (private/spiritual) and outer (public) life.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Comparative philosophy, Continental Philosophy, World Philosophy, Religion, Daoism, Nietzsche, Zhuangzi
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2016 12:24
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2016 12:24
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/7786
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