Sunday, April 06, 2008

Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy reconciles Nietzsche and William James

At the very basis of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy can be seen an attempt to reconcile Nietzsche and William James. Although Nietzsche had glimpsed the weathercock of evolution, an agnostic blemish dragged it. James’ privileging of religion, on the other hand, was a valiant fin de siècle grandstand. James died of heart failure in 1910, but his mission received a boost four years later when The Mother and Sri Aurobindo along with Paul Richard concurred to launch the Arya for “A systematic study of the highest problems of existence.” [TNM] 11:22 AM  

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