Liberation As Affirmation: The Religiosity of Zhuangzi and Nietzsche (Suny Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture) (SUNY Series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture (Paperback))
Uses the concept that of religiosity to problem conventional perspectives of Nietzsche and Zhuangzi as nihilistic and anti-religious.
In this e-book, writer Ge Ling Shang presents a scientific comparability of unique texts by way of Zhuangzi (fourth century BCE) and Nietzsche (1846–1900), lower than the rubric of religiosity, to problem those that have commonly relegated either thinkers to relativism, nihilism, escapism, pessimism, or anti-religion. Shang heavily examines Zhuangzi’s and Nietzsche’s respective evaluations of metaphysics, morals, language, wisdom, and humanity regularly and proposes a perception of the philosophical outlooks of Zhuangzi and Nietzsche as complementary. within the inventive and important spirit of Nietzsche, as within the tranquil and inward spirit of Zhuangzi, Shang argues strangely related imaginative and prescient and aspiration towards human liberation and freedom exists—one during which non secular transformation is feasible by means of religiously maintaining lifestyles during this international as sacred and divine.
“Ge Ling Shang’s comparative learn of Zhuangzi and Nietzsche presents a special point of view at the deep affinities shared via philosophers separated by means of a massive span of time and house … Liberation as confirmation combines transparent exposition and unique textual research with a amazing inner coherence in response to the principal topic of religiosity.” — Symposium
“This booklet makes a robust case not just for interpreting Zhuangzi and Nietzsche as spiritual thinkers, but in addition for seeing their spiritual visions as equally orientated. The advice that thinkers with a few affinity for the pursuits of poststructuralism can have a much less basically detrimental strategy is critical and interesting.” — Kathleen M. Higgins, coeditor of From Africa to Zen: a call for participation to international Philosophy, moment Edition
“This e-book brings those thinkers into the main prolonged discussion ever tried. It fills a necessity and highlights the importance of this encounter.” — Brook Ziporyn, writer of The Penumbra Unbound: The Neo-Taoist Philosophy of Guo Xiang