eternal recurrence

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Etymology[edit]

The concept dates from ancient times and was popularized by the philosopher Nietzsche (1844-1900).

Noun[edit]

eternal recurrence (uncountable)

  1. (cosmology, religion, philosophy) The belief or theory that all the events in cosmic history repeat in an endless cycle.

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References[edit]

  • "eternal return" in FOLDOP - Free On-Line Dictionary Of Philosophy.
  • "eternal return" in A Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names © 1997-2002 Garth Kemerling.
  • Dictionary of Philosophy, Dagobert D. Runes (ed.), Philosophical Library, 1962. See: "Eternal Recurrence" by Herman Hausheer, p. 97.