Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Eternal Recurrence of the Same: Nietzsche's Burden

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There will never be another thinker like Nietzsche;  placed as he was on the border of an old world closing, and a new world being born.
 He was alone and had arrived a bit too early on the stage of history.   His eternal recurrence theory was the natural outcome of his questioning of Christianity.   It has been assumed that Nietzsche was a sort of rebel,  but I have always viewed him as a strange breed of religious man,  with the religious burden which he carried making him one,  paradoxically,  with a certain breed of Saint.
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