Nietzsche's Life Sentence
Coming to Terms with Eternal Recurrence
By (author) Lawrence J. Hatab
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Nietzsche's Life Sentence by Lawrence J. Hatab
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415967587
(229mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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: the doctrine of eternal return.
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Author Biography - Lawrence J. Hatab
Lawrence J. Hatab is Louis I. Jaffe Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Old Dominion University. He is well known for his work in continental philosophy, and is a leading interpreter of Nietzsche. His best-known book is A Nietzschean Defence of Democracy (1995).
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