Nietzsche, Schrödinger, What is Life?, eternal recurrence, consciousness, identity, Vedic Philosophy, Schopenhauer
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Schrödinger and Nietzsche on Life: The Eternal Recurrence of the Same
This essay explores Schrödinger’s reflections on measurement, consciousness, and personal identity. Schrödinger’s, What Is Life? is read together with Nietzsche’s own reflections on the same question, in his aphorism What is Life? together with Nietzsche’s teaching of the eternal return of the selfsame. Schrödinger’s own thinking is influenced as is Nietzsche’s by Schopenhauer but Schrödinger also has the Vedic tradition as this influenced Schopenhauer himself in view.
Babich, Babette, "Schrödinger and Nietzsche on Life: The Eternal Recurrence of the Same" (2011). Working Papers. 7.