[Buddha-l] Yet again: Nietzsche and Buddhism
rhayes at unm.edu
Fri Apr 18 14:42:37 MDT 2008
On Friday 18 April 2008 13:17, Erik Hoogcarspel wrote:
> Nietzsche wanted to irritate you, he enjoyed to be a pain in the ass.
In that case, I shall immediately start enjoying him, just to derive him from
the joy of being a pain. (Truth be told, I already enjoy reading Nietzsche,
because he's such a superb writer. Most philosophers, as you know, write in a
way that makes cookbooks and computer manuals delightful in comparison. This
is especially true in philosophical tradition with which I have the greatest
intellectual affinity. Analytic philosophers are a real pain in the
> I think that Nietzsche would have been quite
> pleased with the sadhus and yogis, but not with most of the monks.
The Quaker side of my being finds such a disposition quite tasteful.
Richard P. Hayes
Department of Philosophy
University of New Mexico
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