“On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense”) is an (initially) unpublished work of Friedrich Nietzsche written in , one year after The Birth of Tragedy.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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Or about the characteristics of Nature. Sh I don’t know whether this is an nidtzsche case of Bertrand Russel likening philosophy to a recreational flights of fancy, or simply too incoherent to be understood in a linear read.

Part of a series on. It is the need to be accepted socially. Interesting; I have a question though. That was the most arrogant and mendacious minute of “world history,” but nevertheless, it was only a minute.

Penned shortly after ‘The Birth Of Tragedy’, this short, concise and highly readable essay is very reminiscent of the later works of Wittgenstein language games and Alfred Korzibsky general semantics. Moreover, our own everyday perceptions are not founded on a reassuring basis of accurate perception. Feb 21, Gary Bruff rated it really liked it Shelves: In man this art of simulation reaches its peak: Writing in an age of rapid technological advancement and increased faith in empirical sciences as well as man-made catastrophes such as the Great Depression in the United States, Nietzsche calls into question the merit of these developments.

When held in comparison to other philosophers, N is a conceptual loon.

Nonmral is to say again: Humans are just ephemeral beings who just occupy some time-frames in this vast and I read this essay twice. What then is truth? They both desire to rule over life: All the manifestations of such a life will be accompanied by this dissimulation, this disavowal of indigence, this glitter of metaphorical intuitions, and, in general, this immediacy of deception: Nonetheless, how true this is: Thus Nietzsche argues that “truth” is actually: And during both the turns, I read every paragraph twice or thrice.


In the end, however, N appears to offer hope for humanity in the creative possibilities which emerge from the very lack or absence of any ultimate authority over what I find it tguth that any pre-Derrida work on language takes as dim a view on the possibility of truth-based understanding as does this short work by Nietzsche hereafter N.

No vimos que es un AIF. Oct 12, Simon rated it it was amazing. He does not cry; he does not even alter his voice. 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.

On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense

That’s why he says Truths are illusions which we have forgotten are illusions. This structure of concepts is so articulately categorized that truth can only be found in the accurate sense in the designated category without any violation strictly belonging to same class and order.

Only after reading them both can I be completely sure. In many ways his argument reflects the influences which he encountered during his time at the Universities of Bonn and Leipzig where he studied philology, the interpretation of ancient and biblical texts. Thus he lies in the manner indicated, unconsciously and in accordance with habits which are centuries’ old; and precisely by means of this unconsciousness and forgetfulness he arrives at his sense of truth.

If those words are not true, then what else is?

Mar 03, Ashley rated it it was ok. So in a sense we would be only categorizing metaphors. The latter is just as irrational as the former is inartistic.

Humans are just ephemeral beings who just occupy some time-frames in this vast and unlimited, maybe timeless or beyond-time, universe. Just as the Romans and Etruscans cut up the heavens with rigid mathematical lines and confined a god within each of the spaces thereby delimited, as within a templumso every people has a similarly mathematically divided conceptual heaven above themselves and henceforth thinks that truth demands that each conceptual god be sought only within his own sphere.


Thus the genesis of language does not proceed logically in any case, and all the material within and with which the man of truth, the scientist, and the philosopher later work and build, if not derived from never-never land, is a least not derived from the essence of things.

Nietzsche – “On Truth and Lie in a Nonmoral Sense”

Want to Read saving…. So when we see something, what we experience is just an image or ‘metaphor’ nnmoral has no connection whatsoever with the real entity that exists out there, the thing-in-itself. Even though N views it as natural for we humans to be at the mercy of the dissimulation fostered by our unique vantage points as individuals, we humans nevertheless have decided it was best to settle for a common language of lopsided truth which we share amongst our peers to this very day.

Jan 15, Laurent rated it really liked it Shelves: In fact, science is an unwarranted unification of diverse and chaotic phenomena, which in the last analysis is as subjective a conceptual unification as any other we might concoct. It was the most haughty and mendacious minute of “world history”, but it was only a minute. For they must all bear within themselves the laws of number, and it is precisely number which is most astonishing ttuth things.

On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense by Friedrich Nietzsche

Can you imagine the panic, the despair, the destruction? One can imagine a man who is totally deaf and has never had a sensation of sound and music. Now I must say I am not fully familiar with Wittgenstein. Positions Aesthetics Formalism Institutionalism Aesthetic response. Truth consists of a series of anthropomorphisms or “words”, noetzsche we have learnt to imprint on our species. There is no rigidity of concepts and science and seriousness in this mythological world of the intuitive man.