eternal recurrence

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  • eternal recurrence — noun The belief or theory that all the events in cosmic history repeat in an endless cycle. Syn: eternal return …   Wiktionary

  • ETERNAL RECURRENCE —    the idea that time is cyclic and all events ultimately repeat themselves …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • eternal recurrence — noun : the infinitely cyclical repetition of all things and situations with respect to a finite universe used in Nietzschean philosophy …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eternal return — TOCrightEternal return (also known as eternal recurrence ) is a concept which posits that the universe has been recurring, and will continue to recur in a self similar form an infinite number of times. The concept has roots in ancient Egypt, and… …   Wikipedia

  • eternal return —    by Lee Spinks   The concept of eternal return , which Deleuze draws from Friedrich Nietzsche, is crucial to the radical extension of the philosophy of immanence and univocity. In Difference and Repetition Deleuze argues that Duns Scotus,… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • eternal return —    by Lee Spinks   The concept of eternal return , which Deleuze draws from Friedrich Nietzsche, is crucial to the radical extension of the philosophy of immanence and univocity. In Difference and Repetition Deleuze argues that Duns Scotus,… …   The Deleuze dictionary

  • eternal return — (or eternal recurrence ) The image of cycles in which the universe returns to re enact exactly the same course of events is common to many religions, and was a theme of much Greek thought, including that of the Stoics . Usually recurrence is… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • eternal return — noun Eternal recurrence …   Wiktionary

  • recurrence, eternal — See eternal return …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Historic recurrence — is the repetition of similar events in history.Fact|date=February 2007 In the extreme, the concept hypothetically assumes the form of the Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence that was described by Heinrich Heine and Friedrich… …   Wikipedia

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