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  The Eternal Recurrence of "l'effroyablement ancien"
The promise of Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy is the return of the tragic to occupy the center and exit of this labyrinth.
For Deleuze, within the repetition in eternal recurrence, "death does not appear in the objective model of an indifferent inanimate matter to which the living would 'return'; it is present in the living in the form of a subjective and differentiated experience endowed with its prototype...
With the affirmation of the eternal recurrence, both possibilities are deprived of their place within a teleological - their persistence or suspension in repetition speaks of this loss of history, and their persistence is the persistence of the enigma of architecture's dead language at the closure of history.
noel.pd.org /topos/perforations/perf20/mical.html   (9928 words)

  
  Eternal return - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eternal return or sometimes eternal recurrence is a concept originating from ancient Egypt and developed in the teachings of Pythagoras.
As described by Nietzsche, the thought of the eternal return is more than merely an intellectual concept or challenge, it is akin to a koan, or a psychological device that occupies one's entire consciousness stimulating a transformation of consciousness known as metanoia.
The philosopher Albert Camus discusses the plight of Sisyphus as an example of living the eternal return with a spirit of affirmation in his famous essay The Myth of Sisyphus.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eternal_return   (1629 words)

  
 Eternity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While in the popular mind, eternity often simply means existing for an infinite, i.e., limitless, amount of time, many have used it to refer to a timeless existence altogether outside of time.
There are a number of arguments for eternity, by which proponents of the concept, principally Aristotle, purported to prove that matter, motion, and time must have existed eternally.
Related to the notion of eternal existence is the concept of God as Creator, as a being completely independent of "everything else" that exists because he created everything else.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eternity   (658 words)

  
 The Eternal Recurrence of "l'effroyablement ancien"
The promise of Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy is the return of the tragic to occupy the center and exit of this labyrinth.
For Deleuze, within the repetition in eternal recurrence, "death does not appear in the objective model of an indifferent inanimate matter to which the living would 'return'; it is present in the living in the form of a subjective and differentiated experience endowed with its prototype...
With the affirmation of the eternal recurrence, both possibilities are deprived of their place within a teleological - their persistence or suspension in repetition speaks of this loss of history, and their persistence is the persistence of the enigma of architecture's dead language at the closure of history.
www.pd.org /topos/perforations/perf20/mical.html   (9928 words)

  
 The Eternal Return
His attempts to return to his former office, “to be useful” and “to help out with advice,” are disastrous.
This “new” sense of time is of history returning upon itself, of time itself turning in on itself in repetition.
In The Myth of the Eternal Return, Elaide compares modern day churches with ancient myths of the cosmic mountain or the center of the world.
fpc.lexington.ma.us /Sermons/The_Eternal_Return.htm   (2397 words)

  
 Louis Armand, Eternal Return
Rather, and without intending to be too elliptical, one could suggest that it is precisely because of the experience or "event" of the Eternal Return that the subject is able to inscribe itself in its being qua subject (which would include, without commencing with, the formulation of the Cartesian subject).
One might also say that the Eternal Return only exists qua Eternal Return precisely because it does not achieve purposive unity, in the Kantian sense, and so marks a "delimiting of subjecthood," and also because it does not allow itself to be conceived within any teleological, historicist framework.
The Eternal Return of the trace marks the impossibility of transgression.
www.geocities.com /louis_armand/eternal_return.html   (2350 words)

  
 Eternal Return   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the Eternal Return, Nietzsche strays as close as he dares to a true metaphysics.
As metaphysics, the Eternal Return serves as a negation of the metaphysical concept of a perfect, or perfected world.
This perspective on the Eternal Return is most readily seen in Nietzsche's parable of the demon who steals into our "loneliest loneliness" and tells us that we will live our life as we have lived it so far, over and over, in every nuance, identical.
www.uta.edu /HyperNews/get/Nietzsche/32.html   (1206 words)

  
 Sumerian Religion - www.GatewaysToBabylon.com
It may well not be entirely so, if we suppose the Mesopotamians believed in the eternal return, a concept that perhaps could not be on the whole likened to what we now understand by reincarnation, but similar to it.
It is therefore clear that returns from the Underworld, despite all warnings against venturing over there, can be achieved, but only by the triumph of the spirit, by conquering one's own weaknesses, by a necessary loss to achieve a major growth.
He did not need eternal life when he was offered it by Anu, because he was needed on earth, he was the priest-king, the foundation of the state which was being built in Eridu, the place where kingship descended from the heavens.
www.gatewaystobabylon.com /religion/eternal.htm   (2182 words)

  
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The eternal hourglass of existence is turned over and over, and you with it, a grain of dust.
Eternal recurrence is simply the idea that everything has already happened for an eternity in the past, and will continue to happen over and over for an eternity.
I think the idea of eternal recurrence is rather interesting, even though it may seem a bit off-the-wall.
personal.ecu.edu /mccartyr/great/projects/Adams.htm   (594 words)

  
 eternal return
eternal return, the doctrine that the same events, occurring in the same sequence and involving the same things, have occurred infinitely many times in the past and will occur infinitely many times in the future.
The Stoics interpret eternal return as the consequence of perpetual divine activity imposing exceptionless causal principles on the world in a supremely rational, providential way.
It is not clear whether Nietzsche asserted eternal return as a cosmological doctrine or only as a thought experiment designed to confront one with the authenticity of one's life: would one affirm that life even if one were consigned to live it over again without end?
www.alamut.com /notebooks/e/eternalReturn.html   (203 words)

  
 Sumerian religion
It may well not be entirely so, if we suppose the Mesopotamians believed in the eternal return, a concept that perhaps could not be on the whole likened to what we now understand by reincarnation, but similar to it.
It is therefore clear that returns from the Underworld, despite all warnings against venturing over there, can be achieved, but only by the triumph of the spirit, by conquering one's own weaknesses, by a necessary loss to achieve a major growth.
He did not need eternal life when he was offered it by Anu, because he was needed on earth, he was the priest-king, the foundation of the state which was being built in Eridu, the place where kingship descended from the heavens.
www.meta-religion.com /World_Religions/Ancient_religions/Mesopotamia/Summerian/sumerian_religion_and_eternal_re.htm   (2207 words)

  
 [ jimwcoleman.com ] A Port Orchard author
The idea of eternal return is a mysterious one, and Nietzsche has often perplexed other philosphers with it: to think that everything recurs as we once experience it, and that the recurrence itself recurs ad infinimum!
Putting it negatively, the myth of eternal return states that a life which disappears once and for all, which does not return, is like a shadow, without weight, dead in advance, and whether it was horrible, beautiful or sublime, its horror, subliminality, and beauty mean nothing.
Let us therefore agree that the idea of eternal return implies a perspective from which things appear other than as we know them; they appear without the mitigating circumstance of their migratory nature.
www.jimwcoleman.com /personal/liteness.shtml   (1942 words)

  
 The Eternal Return: Imperialism and ‘Globalization’ Revisited - Empire? - Global Policy Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Markets were embedded until the end of the eighteenth century; after that, and throughout the nineteenth century, they were dis-embedded; then, after the nineteenth century system collapsed in the course of the world wars, a compromise was concluded which resulted in markets being re-embedded.
In fact, the discourse of ‘saturation’, generally, implicitly assumes that the domestic market consists solely of owners of capital, and that the mass of the population is irrelevant to demand and consumption of any goods other than those necessary for their own physical reproduction.
During the next 34 years, returns from overseas investment were a good deal less than what might have been earned through investment in the expansion of domestic industry (Davis and Huttenback 1988).
www.globalpolicy.org /empire/history/2004/12eternal.htm   (10911 words)

  
 MARTIN HEIDEGGER, NIETZSCHE
The thought of eternal return is one of the three points in the Nietzsche philosophy along with the will to (of) power and the revaluation of all values.
He thinks it is important to identify the teacher of the thought of eternal return in terms of the animal symbols.
They constitute together "the basic stance of the teacher of eternal return [ie, pride] and his mode of knowledge." They speak not in propositions but "from out of their essential natures what is essential." (p.
webpages.ursinus.edu /rrichter/heidegger1.html   (2253 words)

  
 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Rotten Tomatoes
ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND is an unconventional romance told in the abstract, inventive, and comedic storytelling style of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind must be one of the most original romantic comedies ever made.
The disappointment I felt at the end of Eternal Sunshine was almost crushing, simply because there were sections of it that were as daring in their emotional directness as anything I've seen in years.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/eternal_sunshine_of_the_spotless_mind   (998 words)

  
 Spiritual Need and the Eternal Return
However in thinking it, one is led to work out the logic of the eternal return and to transform the dark, brooding anticipation of all that is objectionable into an enthusiasm for what has already been produced and must be produced again.
From the perspective of exalted strength and wisdom, the eternal return of everything is the ultimate affirmation of the spirit, mankind, the earth and the universe.
Nietzsche's prescription for the sickness of man is to think the most abysmal thought of the eternal return through to its logical conclusion in order to realize that the eternal struggle of nature's forces is the only purpose, goal and meaning that mankind can ever truly discover.
users.aol.com /geinster/Spit.html   (5622 words)

  
 Eternal Return
Abstract Nietzsche and eternal recurrence by Graham Smith The paper is a discussion of the theme of eternal recurrence that Nietzsche develops throughout his later period.
The eternal recurrence is brought about through a constant state of warfare, 'in times of peace the warrior turns upon himself' in which you make yourself stronger through increasing life while decreasing the feelings of revenge...
The teaching of eternal return seems to me to be the essential element in Nietzsche's program to bring science under the care of philosophy-a seemingly preposterous program, given the reduced state of philosophy, given philosophy's capture by sciences already in the grip of an unarticulated philosophy.
www.fortunecity.de /lindenpark/heiner/65/eternalreturn   (6484 words)

  
 Classics Network -- Essay -- Nietzsche's Eternal Return
A practical doctrine: that it is concerned not with whether eternal return actually happens or not but with our response to the suggestion that it does happen.
He says that eternal return gives us “a perspective from which things appear other than as we know them: they appear without the mitigating circumstance of their transitory nature”.
This sort of characterisation seems to suggest that it is a process to acquire the ubermensch’s values and traits; presumably, this process would culminate in the affirmation of the eternal return.
www.classicsnetwork.com /showessayprint.asp?IDNo=955   (1386 words)

  
 Eternal Recurrence
The Eternal Return is basically the theory that there is infinite time and a finite number of events, and eventually the events will recur again and again infinitely.
The Eternal Return is not a mechanistic theory.
The Eternal Return is the cyclical structure of process in the greatest sense.
www.wpunj.edu /wpcpages/sch-hmss/philosophy/COURSES/NIETNET/RECUR.HTM   (1804 words)

  
 The Eternal Return - Objectivism Online Forum
It is debatable whether the eternal return is a metaphysical reality--and it is debatable whether Nietzsche argues that it is, though it seems likely.
In the eternal return, you would have no knowledge of a previous instance of having done an action X, because if you did then the current experience would differ from action X. Ex hypothesi, every time an action occurs it occurs exactly the same way.
For him, the cosmological idea of eternal return was more static: The universe is; the universe was; the universe will always be.
forum.objectivismonline.net /index.php?showtopic=7514   (3217 words)

  
 sciforums.com - eternal return
Does he provide any good reason for supposing it to be true?” I am not asking anyone to write the essay for me just to give me a few ideas where to start particularly references to his works.
Whay I understood is that Nietzsche in the "Eternal Return" is talking about the quest of the human being to return to our original nature.
The "Return" that Nietzsche seems to talk about is the return to our original conscience that, Psychologically speaking, is our Highter Selves or True Selves, our original Nature.
www.sciforums.com /showthread.php?t=6747   (211 words)

  
 Eternal Darkness Universe May Expand news from 1UP.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The outspoken developer continues on by describing how their plans for Eternal Darkness tie into Too Human, as well; the upcoming trilogy represents an evolution of the studio's concept for Eternal Darkness.
Eternal Darkness was such a great game, if this comapny takes this long to bring out sequels, i'm pretty worried for Too Human, its bad enough that it looked awful for the 360 and had a pretty bad camera.
Eternal Darkness was one of the GameCube's best games, and a sequel on the Wii would be even more epic....
www.1up.com /do/newsStory?cId=3152021   (1509 words)

  
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The Myth of the Eternal Return by Mircea Eliade (1991)
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 LiteratureClassics.com -- Essay -- Nietzsche's Eternal Return
A practical doctrine: that it is concerned not with whether eternal return actually happens or not but with our response to the suggestion that it does happen.
He says that eternal return gives us “a perspective from which things appear other than as we know them: they appear without the mitigating circumstance of their transitory nature”.
This sort of characterisation seems to suggest that it is a process to acquire the ubermensch’s values and traits; presumably, this process would culminate in the affirmation of the eternal return.
www.literatureclassics.com /showessayprint.asp?IDNo=955   (1378 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Myth of the Eternal Return: Or, Cosmos and History: Books: Mircea Eliade,Willard R. Trask   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
While acknowledging that a return to the "archaic" is no longer possible, Eliade passionately insists on the value of understanding this view in order to enrich our contemporary imagination of what it is to be human.
Eliade suggests that perhaps mankind will one day return to the archaic man of regeneration in repetition of rituals and meaning to cease measuring this time and enter in the timelessness, letting go of history and entering in the illo tempore.
To believe in the eternal return is more logical than to believe in some entity called "soul" which is separated from the body "once and for all" after death.
www.amazon.com /Myth-Eternal-Return-Cosmos-History/dp/0691017778   (3436 words)

  
 Éternel retour, L' (1943)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
An orphan, his Uncle Marc clearly favors him over his cousin Achille (Pierre Perial), a malevolent dwarf who is as stunted morally as he is physically.
Achille is the son of Marc's wife's sister Gertrude (Yvonne de Bray) an eternally scheming, gossiping shrew who clearly has designs over Marc's fortune.
Things come to a head after Patrice playfully sics his dog on Achille and Gertrude uses this incident to harass her brother-in-law.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0036566   (786 words)

  
 Eternal return Summary
Eternal Return "Eternal return" is the doctrine that every event in the universe, in all its details and in its whole cosmic context, will recur an infinite number of times in exactly the same way that it has already occurred an infinite nu...
Eternal return (also known as" eternal recurrence ") is a concept which posits that the universe has been recurring, and will continue to do so, in the same form an infinite number of times.
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