Nietzsche's Life Sentence: Coming to Terms with Eternal Recurrence

Nietzsche's Life Sentence: Coming to Terms with Eternal Recurrence

by Lawrence Hatab
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415967589

ISBN-13: 9780415967587

Pub. Date: 06/08/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this book Lawrence Hatab provides an accessible and provocative exploration of one of the best-known and still most puzzling aspects of Nietzsche's thought: eternal recurrence, the claim that life endlessly repeats itself identically in every detail. Hatab argues that eternal recurrence can and should be read literally, in just the way Nietzsche described it in…  See more details below

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In this book Lawrence Hatab provides an accessible and provocative exploration of one of the best-known and still most puzzling aspects of Nietzsche's thought: eternal recurrence, the claim that life endlessly repeats itself identically in every detail. Hatab argues that eternal recurrence can and should be read literally, in just the way Nietzsche described it in the texts. The book offers a readable treatment of most of the core topics in Nietzsche's philosophy, all discussed in the light of the consummating effect of eternal recurrence. Although Nietzsche called eternal recurrence his most fundamental idea, most interpreters have found it problematic or needful of redescription in other terms. For this reason Hatab's book is an important and challenging contribution to Nietzsche scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415967587
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/08/2005
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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