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Buddhism, Nietzsche, and the ‘Superman’

by Sangharakshita

As a further parallel between Buddhism and modern Western thought, Sangharakshita here looks at the controversial ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900).

Talk given in 1969.

This talk is part of the series The Higher Evolution.

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1. Introduction (9:18) 
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2. Globalisation (10:05) 
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3. Introduction to Nietzsche (4:34) 
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4. Nietzsche's life (5:10) 
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5. Nietzsche's work (7:53) 
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6. 'Superman' and 'Overman' defined (4:57) 
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7. Zarathustra (9:13) 
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8. The 'Overman' (5:18) 
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9. Categories of men (6:50) 
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10. ”Giving style to one's character” (4:33) 
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11. 'The will to power' (3:21) 
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12. Nietzsche as iconoclast (5:20) 
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13. Similarities with the Higher Evolution (5:53) 
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14. Differences from the Higher Evolution (6:20) 
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15. The present series of lectures (7:48) 
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16. Conclusion (2:46) 


Total running time: 1:39:19

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