Philosophy Crossroads

East Meets West: Nietzsche and the Enlightened Path

March 21, 2024 Hanson Wen
East Meets West: Nietzsche and the Enlightened Path
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Philosophy Crossroads
East Meets West: Nietzsche and the Enlightened Path
Mar 21, 2024
Hanson Wen

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In this episode, we explore the fascinating intersections and divergences between the philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche and Indian/Buddhist thought. We delve into concepts such as Nietzsche's Will to Power, the Übermensch, and eternal recurrence, and contrast these with Buddhist principles like Anatta, Karma, Dharma, Moksha, and Nirvana. This philosophical journey sheds light on profound insights about the nature of self, existence, and morality, and their implications in our contemporary world. Join us as we navigate the complexities of these philosophies, seeking a deeper understanding of the self and the world around us.

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In this episode, we explore the fascinating intersections and divergences between the philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche and Indian/Buddhist thought. We delve into concepts such as Nietzsche's Will to Power, the Übermensch, and eternal recurrence, and contrast these with Buddhist principles like Anatta, Karma, Dharma, Moksha, and Nirvana. This philosophical journey sheds light on profound insights about the nature of self, existence, and morality, and their implications in our contemporary world. Join us as we navigate the complexities of these philosophies, seeking a deeper understanding of the self and the world around us.