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The Eternal Recurrence: A Freudian Look at What Nietzsche Took to Be His Greatest Insight

Mathias Risse

in Nietzsche on Freedom and Autonomy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199231560
eISBN:
9780191716119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231560.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Naturalist approaches to Nietzsche tend to have little to say about his doctrine of ‘Eternal Recurrence’. This is peculiar, because Nietzsche thinks of the ‘Eternal Recurrence’ as his greatest ... More


Being Eternal: The Endless Recurrence of Time and Writing

Akane Kawakami

in Patrick Modiano

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382745
eISBN:
9781786945235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382745.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Nietzsche’s notion of ‘eternal recurrence’ makes a surprising appearance in Modiano’s 2007 novel, Dans le café de la jeunesse perdue, and continues to be explored by the novelist – who has usually ... More


Eternal Recurrence and the Now of Revolution: Nietzsche and Messianic Marxism

Miguel Vatter

in The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256013
eISBN:
9780823261291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256013.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter proposes a materialist conception of eternal life after the “death of God” which turns around the cosmological hypothesis of eternal recurrence. The chapter goes on to show that such a ... More


Cavell on Nietzsche: The Ascetic Ideal, Eternal Recurrence, and “Higher Self”

Dan Shaw

in Stanley Cavell and the Magic of Hollywood Films

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474455701
eISBN:
9781474476690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455701.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cavell saw Friedrich Nietzsche as a fellow devotee of Emerson, and adherent to the notion of self-overcoming. He admired several aspects of Nietzsche’s philosophy, including the notions of Eternal ... More


The Self-Becoming of the World and the Incompleteness of Being

Frank Chouraqui

in Ambiguity and the Absolute: Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty on the Question of Truth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254118
eISBN:
9780823261116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254118.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter traces the consequences of the earlier two as they structure Nietzsche’s mature thinking about cosmology. Nietzsche’s final position on the matter, famously expressed in the thought of ... More


Conclusion: pathologising security through Lacanian desire

Charlotte Heath-Kelly

in Death and Security: Memory and Mortality at the Bombsite

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781784993139
eISBN:
9781526120991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993139.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

This concluding chapter offers a theoretical reading of the drive to secure within the terms of Lacanian desire. It asks whether there is something thrilling and yet masochistic about the Sisyphean ... More


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