File spoon-archives/nietzsche.archive/nietzsche_2000/nietzsche.0006, message 17

Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 16:19:31 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: Question..

On Tue, 13 Jun 2000 10:10:26 +0500,

>  Michal Klincewicz wrote:
>  > 
>  > I always had the feeling that the eternal recurrence constituted a
>  > Nietzschean cosmology/ethic. Please, bear with me on this.
>  > 
>  > If time is to be assumed to be an indefinitely long series (a
progression ad
>  > infinitum) then a return to an identical 'moment' is inevitable.
>  > Furthermore, an infinite number of these identical moments is contained
>  > the indefinite series. This sounds like the eternal accurrance to me. I
>  > speculate that N. believed this to be the state of the cosmos, and
>  > consequently assumed that not only identical persons in identical
>  > circumstances will inevitably come about in it but that they will also
>  > the same silly, sheepish things all over.  Thus, this cosmology
>  > a sort of an ethical prerogative to get a hold of one's 'self' and
start to
>  > be self-creative. If every moment is infinite, then to do otherwise is
>  > grievious waste of time, hmm?
>  > Whaddaya think? I am just throwing some stones out there.
>  > -m
>  > 
>  >
Why has no one thought of Einstein's theory of curved space-time. Clearly
that indicates that, since time is curved, and anything curved comes back
onto itself, that everything eventually comes around to repeating itself.
COuldn't Nietzsche's theory be an anticipation of Einstein's theory of
curved space-time?

Troy Camplin

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