Eternal return

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Eternal return is an idea that everything will repeat forever. It is also called eternal recurrence. Eternal return can be found in different religions or philosophies.[1] Nietzsche wrote the most famous version of the eternal recurrence, but he started with other people's ideas. In his own writings, Nietzsche says he thinks the writer Heraclitus may have been first to write about it.[2]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Alex Ross (October 7, 2019). "Nietzsche's Eternal Return". New Yorker. Retrieved January 2, 2022. {{cite magazine}}: Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)
  2. Scott Jenkins (2012). "Time and Personal Identity in Nietzsche's Theory of Eternal Recurrence" (PDF). Philosophy Compass. 7 (3): 208–217. doi:10.1111/j.1747-9991.2011.00473.x. Retrieved January 3, 2022.