The Eternal Return of the Same and the Missed Opportunity of Heidegger’s Nietzsche

Symposium 22 (1):141-158 (2018)
Heidegger’s reading of Nietzsche’s doctrine of the eternal return of the same exhibits the preoccupations and limitations of his middle and late periods. It situates Nietzsche in the grand narrative of the history of the misunderstanding of being that Heidegger was striving to map. Yet it thereby neglects the question of the primordiality and insuperability of mood that was a focus of Being and Time and The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics. It does not acknowledge the alternative ontological path pursued by Nietzsche’s engagement with a world and time grounded in joy. This article attempts to defend Nietzsche by means of an appeal to the early Heidegger.La lecture de Heidegger de la doctrine de l’éternel retour du même de Nietzsche montre les préoccupations et les limitations des périodes moyenne et tardive de celui-là. Elle situe Nietzsche dans le métarécit de l’histoire du malentendu quant à l’être, à la schématisation duquel Heidegger s’était engagé. Toutefois elle néglige parlà la question de la primordialité et de l’insurmontabilité de l’humeur qui était l’un des problèmes centraux d’Être et Temps et des Concepts fondamentaux de la métaphysique. Elle ne reconnaît pas la voie ontologique alternative qu’avait poursuivie l’engagement de Nietzsche avec un monde et un temps fondés sur la joie. Cet article essayera de défendre Nietzsche par un appel au Heidegger de la première période.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  Continental Philosophy
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DOI 10.5840/symposium20182219
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