Drawing on Zen as well as on Nietzsche's thought and its ramifications in and for western culture, this book is a fervent call for a re-visioning of philosophy as vocation. The author is critical of the status quo and committed to intellectual integrity; the result is a creative and adventurous enterprise which is no longer exclusively identified with academia or with the methodology of logic. Filtered through Nietzsche's hammer by which he sounded out gods old and new Buddhism in the West can avoid the pitfalls which emerged during its gestation period in the 20th century, such as: otherworldly spiritualism, conservatism, and denial of the body. The philosophy and the psychology of European Zen advocated by Manu Bazzano in Buddha is Dead: Nietzsche and the Dawn of European Zen is an unconditional affirmation of living and dying. It is an extraordinary fertile viewpoint that will be appreciated by all those who are interested in Eastern philosophy and religions, and who seek life a
About the Author :
Manu Bazzano has contributed to Buddha Is Dead: Nietzsche and the Dawn of European Zen as an author.
Bassano, Italian born, has studied philosophy and Zen Buddhism for more than 20 years. He has published four volumes of poetry, and is the editor of Zen quarterly Hazy Moon. Having lived and traveled extensively in Germany, India, and the U.S., he now lives in London.
|Title:||Buddha Is Dead: Nietzsche and the Dawn of European Zen||Publisher:||Sussex Academic Press|
|No. of Pages:||261|
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