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“On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense”) is an (initially) unpublished work of Friedrich Nietzsche written in , one year after The Birth of Tragedy. It deals. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Nietzsche has been proclaimed the seminal figure of modern philosophy as well as one of the most creative and critically. This post is part of my ongoing blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I provide summaries of and brief.

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On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Comunque sia, l’ho letto volentieri, come tutti gli altri del resto. Therefore he lives a moral life in that sense.

Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions- they are metaphors that have become worn out and have been drained of sensuous force, coins which have lost their embossing and are now considered as metal and no longer as coins.

Introduces criticism, based on an extreme personal perspective, the existence or sensse of which, he has yet to provide a reason nonmora.

The Nietzsche Channel: On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense

Only by forgetting this primitive world of metaphor can one live with any repose, security, and consistency: Friedricy from ” https: There is no regular path which leads from these intuitions into the land of ghostly schemata, the land of abstractions.

When we remain connected to metaphor — as in myth and art — we can live life with beauty and creativity. Having said that, I still feel that I should read it again, after some time. It is a critique on language, logic and theory of knowledge; a summarized attack on concepts of Truth and Lie within a historical and psychological framework.

Can you imagine the panic, the despair, the frkedrich

Feb 23, Jemma Dixon rated it it was amazing Senze I’m more curious about the intuitive man. This intellect is unfolded into art of dissimulation, into illusions through which they readily deceive themselves. This peace treaty brings in its wake something which appears to be the first step frieedrich acquiring that puzzling truth drive: Perhaps such a person will gaze with astonishment at Chladni’s sound figures; perhaps he will discover their causes in the vibrations of the string and will now swear that he must know what men mean by “sound.


Such lines of frierich are foundational to other important philosophers such as Michel Foucault, whose book, The Order of Thingsasserts that man has become the servant of language.

Finally we formulate from them a qualities occulta which has the name “honesty. Or about the characteristics of Nature.

However, provides me a new insight into Nietzche’s idea, and changed my old idea of Nietzche as a pop philosophy writer lol. A mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and anthropomorphisms—in short, a sum of human relations which have been enhanced, transposed, and embellished poetically and rhetorically, and which after long use seem firm, canonical, and obligatory to a people: It’s easy to present truth as illusory when you haven’t defined it or established a full context for it.

We still do not know where the urge for truth comes from; for as yet we have heard only of the obligation imposed by society that it should exist: If but for an instant he could escape from the prison walls of this faith, his “self consciousness” would be immediately destroyed.

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On Truth and Lies in an Extra-Moral Sense

Positions Aesthetics Formalism Institutionalism Aesthetic response. Nietzsche states that the words “truth” and “lie” have no more meaning than the abstract concepts they represent. Let me simplify by giving two concrete examples: In fact, science is an unwarranted unification of diverse truuth chaotic phenomena, which in the last analysis is as subjective a conceptual unification as any other we sene concoct. For this construction, man can be admired and as far as seeking and finding truth is concerned; it is achieved through an analogy, for man strives to find truth similar to him.


Every concept originates through our equating what is unequal.

Sh I don’t know whether this is an extreme case of Bertrand Russel likening philosophy to a recreational flights of fancy, or simply too incoherent to be understood in a linear read. What is a word? The work deals largely with epistemological questions about the nature of truth and language, and how they relate to the formation of concepts.

Our answer usually sounds like this: An artistic man need not to obey the social conventions of morality but live a life which he considers as “true”.

It is just a product of evolution. The human perception of reality is built upon invented phrases and metaphors that, through generalization, have lost their meanings.

In Hegelian terms, the true truth is this negation of a negation. In essence, Nietzsche here speaks of the brilliance of living an artistic life which makes living more moral in the sense that it has more beauty and charm.

Part of a series on. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche — was a German philosopher of the late 19th century who challenged the foundations of Christianity and traditional morality. Initially, nag, nag, nag, but no alternative. Meta in a way. He abuses the fixed conventions by arbitrary changes or even by reversals of the names. Want to Read saving…. Now this being is controlled by abstractions from which deviation is no longer tolerated and man becomes more comfortable with this known world rather than the perceived world of an individual.

Even the relationship of a nerve stimulus to the generated image is not a necessary one.