The shared concerns of Nietzsche and Rumi on humanity

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Nietzsche and Rumi belong to two different time and spaces: one a Germen Post-modern Philosopher, the other an Afghani Middle Ages Sufi. After an introduction about both figures and methodology used here, this paper presents a detailed discussion on commonalities between Nietzsche and Rumi. The first section illustrates on the shared methodology of writings which are the rousing language, hidden ideas amid simple points, and the paradoxical teachings. The second part studies the shared fundamental concepts among these philosophers. These concepts are Anti-idolism, the intuitional knowledge, and the authenticity of person. The last section of this paper called “inspirations” explains how those shared methodology and ideas serve two aims: mutual understanding between two different philosophies as well as enhancing our comprehension of humanity.

Sayed Hussaini Akhlaq

s.h.akhlaq@gmail.com
The Catholic University of America Gibbons Hall, B-9, 620 Michigan Ave., N.E. Washington, DC 20064

Center for the Study of Culture and Values (CSCV)

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