CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Nietzsche as Affirmative Thinker: Papers Presented at the 5th Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter

Department

Department of History and Political Science

Publication Date

11-1988

Publication Title

Modern Schoolman

ISSN

0026-8402

Volume

66

Issue/No.

1

First Page

84

Last Page

86

Abstract

Nietzsche the philosopher remains significantly at odds with Nietzsche the psychologist. on the other hand, Jacob Golomb claims that Nietzsche's psychology is a means to attain his own philosophical goals. More specifically, says Golomb, Nietzsche's objective is to provide us with an intellectual therapy that would prepare us for creative lives. Golomb then claims that Nietzsche's notion of eternal recurrence is just the sort of thought experiment needed to carry out this therapy. Needless to say that this interpretation of Nietzsche's idea of eternal recurrence is at odds with those views that see this Nietzschean idea as some kind of cosmological theory.

DOI

10.5840/schoolman19886619

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