In 1998 I wrote my Diploma Thesis on Nihilism.

The german title is Überlegungen zur Überwindung des existentiellen Nihilismus. Unter besonderer Berücksichtigung Friedrich Nietzsches und Keiji Nishitanis.

Thoughts on Overcoming of Existential Nihilism. With Special Consideration of Friedrich Nietzsche and Keiji Nishitani.

Nishitani, talking from a background of buddhist philosophy and experience, explains that the perfect realization of nihilism (as which satori can be seen) is in itself the overcoming of nihilism. This thought can also be found in the late work of Friedrich Nietzsche, which is what I try to show. The Paper is in written in German.