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 through Zhuangzi (fourth century BCE) and Nietzsche (1846–1900), below the rubric of religiosity, to problem those that have regularly relegated either thinkers to relativism, nihilism, escapism, pessimism, or anti-religion. Shang heavily examines Zhuangzi’s and Nietzsche’s respective reviews of metaphysics, morals, language, wisdom, and humanity as a rule and proposes a belief of the philosophical outlooks of Zhuangzi and Nietzsche as complementary. within the inventive and very important spirit of Nietzsche, as within the tranquil and inward spirit of Zhuangzi, Shang argues strangely comparable imaginative and prescient and aspiration towards human liberation and freedom exists—one during which non secular transformation is feasible by way of religiously declaring existence during this global as sacred and divine.
“Ge Ling Shang’s comparative examine of Zhuangzi and Nietzsche offers a special viewpoint at the deep affinities shared via philosophers separated through a major span of time and area … Liberation as confirmation combines transparent exposition and particular textual research with a impressive inner coherence in accordance with the relevant topic of religiosity.” — Symposium
“This e-book makes a robust case not just for examining Zhuangzi and Nietzsche as non secular thinkers, but additionally for seeing their non secular visions as equally orientated. The advice that thinkers with a few affinity for the ambitions of poststructuralism may have a much less merely adverse technique 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