That Schopenhauer’s view of Buddhism influenced Wagner’s and Nietzsche’s Buddhism seems a commonplace among scholars. However, there seem to be no studies which actually demonstrated this, showing how Schopenhauer was their main source of Buddhism compared to the other Buddhist texts they read. In this article, I aim to fill this gap, analysing Wagner’s and Nietzsche’s Buddhism in the light of the sources of Buddhism they read. This will allow me to demonstrate how Schopenhauer was the main source of Buddhism for both Wagner and Nietzsche, having a deep and long-lasting impact on their conceptions of Buddhism.

The Buddhism of Wagner and Nietzsche and their indebtedness to Schopenhauer

Laura Langone
2023-01-01

Abstract

That Schopenhauer’s view of Buddhism influenced Wagner’s and Nietzsche’s Buddhism seems a commonplace among scholars. However, there seem to be no studies which actually demonstrated this, showing how Schopenhauer was their main source of Buddhism compared to the other Buddhist texts they read. In this article, I aim to fill this gap, analysing Wagner’s and Nietzsche’s Buddhism in the light of the sources of Buddhism they read. This will allow me to demonstrate how Schopenhauer was the main source of Buddhism for both Wagner and Nietzsche, having a deep and long-lasting impact on their conceptions of Buddhism.
2023
Schopenhauer
Wagner
Nietzsche
Buddhism
nirvana
palingenesis
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