Abstract

Abstract:

This article investigates Nietzsche's engagement with the early Greek philosopher Anaximander from the early 1870s, with the aim of excavating the intimate connection between the evolution of Greek philosophy and Nietzsche's own philosophical development. We argue that Nietzsche interpreted Anaximander as a philosophy of metaphysical transcendence, excluding Becoming from Being, and that the moral structure of this philosophy served as the model for Nietzsche's later thought on asceticism.

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