Single Idea 14874

[catalogued under 7. Existence / A. Nature of Existence / 1. Nature of Existence]

Full Idea

Anaximander discovers the contradictory character of our world: it perishes from its own qualities.

Gist of Idea

Anaximander saw the contradiction in the world - that its own qualities destroy it


report of Anaximander (fragments/reports [c.570 BCE]) by Friedrich Nietzsche - Unpublished Notebooks 1872-74 19 [239]

Book Reference

Nietzsche,Friedrich: 'Unpublished of 'Unfashionable Obs' period (v 11)', ed/tr. Gray,Richard T. [Stanford 1995], p.75

A Reaction

A lovely gloss on Anaximander, though I am not sure that I understand what Nietzsche means.