I know I should probably just do the reading myself, and I will, at some stage, but - can someone briefly elucidate Heidegger's connection to Nietzsche? I know Heidegger's Nietzsche interpretations are famous and his published lectures on Nietzsche are still almost authoritative today. I also know Heidegger considered the Eternal Recurrence of the Same, which he calls the problem of "Being" , the essential contribution Nietzsche made. And of course, Heidegger's most famous work deals with being also. I also know that both Heidegger and Nietzsche were against metaphysics (which some of you might call Traditionalism). Some discussion on this would be appreciated (and yes, I will read the Wikipedia article...).