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23. Ethics / F. Existentialism / 8. Eternal Recurrence

[implications of having to live the same life over and over]

7 ideas
The great person engages wholly with life, and is happy to endlessly relive the life they created [Nietzsche]
Eternal recurrence is the highest attainable affirmation [Nietzsche]
Imagine if before each of your actions you had to accept repeating the action over and over again [Nietzsche]
Nietzsche says facing up to the eternal return of meaninglessness is the response to nihilism [Nietzsche, by Critchley]
Existence without meaning or goal or end, eternally recurring, is a terrible thought [Nietzsche]
A terrible thought: that meaningless existence recurs eternally, without a finale in nothingness [Nietzsche]
Reliving life countless times - this gives the value back to life which religion took away [Nietzsche]