Nietzsche and the Falāsifa
Contribution to Book
European/Supra-European : Cultural Encounters in Nietzsche's Philosophy
Marco Brusotti, Michael McNeal, Corinna Schubert, Herman Siemens.
Despite the fact that very few works on Nietzsche and the Islamic tradition have appeared until recently, Peter Groff contends that comparative work on Nietzsche and philosophical traditions beyond the bounds of Europe raises possibilities for productive cross-cultural dialogues.Toward this, he engages Nietzsche with specific Islamic philosophers of the classical period rather than Islam itself. Groff examines Nietzsche’s understanding of Islam and its relevance to his critique of Christianity and European modernity.While Nietzsche had lit-tle, if any, familiarity with the falāsifa,Groff notes their intellectual relatedness,particularly the notions of perfectionism and philosophy as away of life.
Groff, Peter S., "Nietzsche and the Falāsifa" (2020). Faculty Contributions to Books. 248.