Nietzsche's Reading About Eastern Philosophy

Brobjer, Thomas H.
December 2004
Journal of Nietzsche Studies;Autumn2004, Issue 28, p3
Academic Journal
This article discusses various issues related to readings of Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher, about eastern philosophy. There are some good reasons to believe that Nietzsche was interested in Eastern philosophy. In his notebooks and books, Nietzsche refers to different aspects of Asian philosophy on more than four hundred occasions, and in several of these he claims to be interested in it. In 1875, he refers to his desire to read Indian philosophy, and he speaks of his increasing thirst to look toward India. Nietzsche also assumes that many of the fundamental cultural influences on ancient Greece and on Europe had their origin in Asia.


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