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Nietzsche’s Actuality: Boscovich and the Extremities of Becoming

Tones, Matthews and Mandalios, John (2015) Nietzsche’s Actuality: Boscovich and the Extremities of Becoming. The Journal of Nietzsche Studies, 46 (3). pp. 308-327. ISSN 1538-4594

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Abstract

The problem of persistence and emergence endowed with the limits of “actuality” is examined in the context of Nietzsche’s appropriation of both Heraclitus and Boscovich to forge a natural philosophy of becoming. The physics of Boscovich allowed a systematic refurbishment of Heraclitean notions of becoming over being while Heraclitus’s tensive dynamic of generation surpassed and overcame the limits of Anaximander’s indeterminate. Nietzsche’s early investigations bear overt signs of a formative philosophical outlook that seeks to marry the infinite and the sensible in a fashion consistent with his mature concept of becoming.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords (separated by commas): Boscovich, Anaximander, Heraclitus, aperion, Nietzsche, becoming
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subject Area(s): A - Philosophy
Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 14:04
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2016 14:04
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2082

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