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Aryan Aristocrats and Übermenschen: Nietzsche's Reading of the Laws of Manu

Aryan Aristocrats and Übermenschen: Nietzsche's Reading of the Laws of Manu Aryan Aristocrats and Übermenschen: Nietzsche's Reading of the Laws of Manu Dorothy Figueira The Comparatist, Volume 23, May 1999, pp. 5-20 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.1999.0024 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/415135/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 11:15 GMT from JHU Libraries ??? COHPAnATIST ARYAN ARISTOCRATS AND ÜBERMENSCHEN: NIETZSCHE'S READING OF THE LAWS OFMANU Dorothy Figueira Much has been written on Nietzsche's reconstruction ofIndian thought.1 Indologists and historians of reUgion have placed great importance on Nietzsche's appropriation of Indian themes; and, indeed, the philoso- pher's evocation of India is varied and often tantaUzing. These evocations range from Nietzsche's use of terminology and concepts to his penchant for quoting Sanskrit sources, as on the title page to Daybreak where he purportedly cites the Rig Veda: "There are so many days that have not yet broken" [Es giebt so viele Morgenröthen die noch nicht geleuchtet haben, (KSA 9: 413)] .2 One critic has, however, recently discounted the role that Indian thought played for Nietzsche, viewing such references as late and insignificant.3 This position views Nietzsche's evocation of India as specious and accuses him of the very triviaüzation that he accused Schopenhauer of committing http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Aryan Aristocrats and Übermenschen: Nietzsche's Reading of the Laws of Manu

The Comparatist , Volume 23 – Oct 3, 2012

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Aryan Aristocrats and Übermenschen: Nietzsche's Reading of the Laws of Manu Dorothy Figueira The Comparatist, Volume 23, May 1999, pp. 5-20 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.1999.0024 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/415135/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 11:15 GMT from JHU Libraries ??? COHPAnATIST ARYAN ARISTOCRATS AND ÜBERMENSCHEN: NIETZSCHE'S READING OF THE LAWS OFMANU Dorothy Figueira Much has been written on Nietzsche's reconstruction ofIndian thought.1 Indologists and historians of reUgion have placed great importance on Nietzsche's appropriation of Indian themes; and, indeed, the philoso- pher's evocation of India is varied and often tantaUzing. These evocations range from Nietzsche's use of terminology and concepts to his penchant for quoting Sanskrit sources, as on the title page to Daybreak where he purportedly cites the Rig Veda: "There are so many days that have not yet broken" [Es giebt so viele Morgenröthen die noch nicht geleuchtet haben, (KSA 9: 413)] .2 One critic has, however, recently discounted the role that Indian thought played for Nietzsche, viewing such references as late and insignificant.3 This position views Nietzsche's evocation of India as specious and accuses him of the very triviaüzation that he accused Schopenhauer of committing

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