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In my book, The Illusion of Will, Self, and Time, I cite Nietzsche's calling out "will" "self" and "causality" as "phantoms" of the "inner world." And phantoms they would all indeed need to be if Eternal Recurrence is real. Scholars keep trying to limit Nietzsche's engagement with Eternal Recurrence to a thought experiment. But it was clearly far more ...


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Great Question. Starting from a platonic perspective of strict form the vortex begins with a 0d point and ends with a 0d point...it is circular in nature as the end point is the same as the premise. This is from a standard geometric perspective. In non scientific symbolism, ie religious (Hinduism, Paganism, etc), the vortex is viewed as both a creative ...


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No, vortex does not represent eternal return, or something else Nietzschean, although there is a quaint common cause connection in the 19th century physics. Although Nietzsche did influence some modernists, but that influence was not "global". The "ideals of creativity" propounded by modernists weren't specifically Nietzschean either, the artistic genius ...


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Personally I don't understand why Nietszche has such a remarkable reputation as a philosopher. This aphorism is nothing more the standard idea that to have something to live upto is a good thing. Given how N is determined to tear down all ideals by which people had lived by, it's a little rich coming from him to give such bog-standard advice...


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