File spoon-archives/nietzsche.archive/nietzsche_2000/nietzsche.0006, message 44


Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 10:57:42 -0700
Subject: Re: Question..


At 07:45 PM 6/15/00 -0700, you wrote:
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>You are, of course, correct, but I think reading Nietzsche is like reading a
>great novelist: there are multiple ways of interpreting any one thing.
>Nietzsche's way of writing philosophy came closest to the way novelists
>write novels of any philosopher. So, while you are unquestionably correct, I
>don't think it too much a stretch to say Nietzsche may have inadvertantly
>stumbled upon something Einstein discovered on purpose.

One could assume here, Troy, that you mean the curved space theory, where
there are no straight lines that don't bend and intersect sooner or later.
But I disagree that Einstein set out discover that, for him too intuition
forced itself on him and he didn't have much choice in the matter. And who
knows, perhaps he had read Nietzsche's ideas of the eternal return and was
inspired by it. To me, it doesn't matter, since the eternal return can be
psychological even if not scientific.

George

>Troy Camplin
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