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The Flame of EternityAn Interpretation of Nietzsche's Thought$
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Krzysztof Michalski

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691143460

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691143460.001.0001

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Our Insatiable Desire for More Future

Our Insatiable Desire for More Future

On the Eternal Return of the Same

(p.150) IX Our Insatiable Desire for More Future
The Flame of Eternity

Krzysztof Michalski

, Benjamin Paloff
Princeton University Press

This chapter examines what links the seemingly conflicting, or even mutually exclusive, concepts of eternity and passing, and Paradise and its loss. To life as a cup running over, to life as divinity humanized, to human life marked by the effort to move out beyond everything human, to life flooded in a sunlight that is not human—to this irreducible aspect of human life Nietzsche applies the term overman, and the chapter once again returns to the character of Zarathustra in examining this concept. The chapter then turns to next concept that Nietzsche uses to characterize life—the will to power: “Where I found the living, there I found will to power.”

Keywords:   life, human life, eternity, passing, overman, will to power, Zarathustra

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