Nietzsche as Affirmative Thinker: Papers Presented at the 5th Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter
Department of History and Political Science
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.
Mulvey, B. (1988). Nietzsche as Affirmative Thinker: Papers Presented at the 5th Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter. Modern Schoolman, 66 (1), 84-86. https://doi.org/10.5840/schoolman19886619