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The Flame of Eternity: An Interpretation of Nietzsche's Thought

Krzysztof Michalski


This book provides a reexamination and new interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy and the central role that the concepts of eternity and time, as he understood them, played in it. According to this book, Nietzsche's reflections on human life are inextricably linked to time, which in turn cannot be conceived of without eternity. Eternity is a measure of time, but also, the book argues, something Nietzsche viewed first and foremost as a physiological concept having to do with the body. The body ages and decays, involving us in a confrontation with our eventual death. It is in relation to this ... More

Keywords: Nietzsche, philosophy, eternity, time, death, humanity, nihilism, morality, suprahuman, power

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780691143460
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691143460.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Krzysztof Michalski, author
Institut fuer die Wissenschaften vom Menschen