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.
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|
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