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PHL217-9

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Philosophy
Course Code
PHL217H1
Professor
Sol Goldberg

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PHL217-9 Nietzsche- truthful untruth Social notions of truth Hegel's collective agreement of truth Kierkegaard's social truths and private truths-must truth be shared? Whether the most essential truths can be shared. Different senses of what truth is, in one case, truth as a standard of knowledge, in another case, truth as a standard of value. In K, there seems to be a question of whether truth might interfere with truth of genuine value. Nietzsche-a different question about the value of truth Nietzsche's popularity. Extremely popular, God is Dead. Why is he such a well known philosopher? In so far as any philosophical views that have made into popular opinions, Nietzsche articulates the modern temperate and sensibility, and he interprets this in a very delightful and entertaining manner. But for the same reason, he is also the most misunderstood. N is in short, deliberately ironic, and paradoxical. The goal is not to simplify a complicated writer, but to complicate a seemingly simple writer. A basic paradox in on truth and lie in a nonmoral sense. Inconsistent with later works. Paradoxical stance becomes evident after understanding claim. Statement that truth is a lie, is paradoxical. N believes that truth is really a lie, because our idea of truth as the correspondence of reality is impossible since it is impossible to speak outside of our own perception of the world. Things are so inaccessible to us that we're not able to confirm our concepts with their corresponding thing in reality. N intends to expose truth as a lie. The real paradox here comes to the fore, when we wonder about the truth of N's own claim, or is he teaching the truth of the world, or is he teaching a lie? His stance seems to subvert his own writing, truth and false dichotomy is now lies we do or do not recognize as lies. How are sections one and two related? The argument isnt truth is a lie. In the first section of the essay, N wonders about where the desire or drive for truth comes from. Page 15. The reason about the pervasiveness of lies in human life, because lying is essential for the survival of the individual. N seems to suggest the need for the preservation of certain lies. Any human being, individually, is going to be weaker than beings collectively, thus to preserve individuality, lies must be made so that one can not conform with the collective. Where does the drive for truth come from? Before The question of what is truth is answered, this is what is investigated. His definition of truth is not to subvert it, but to doubt the value of truth in relation to the will to truth by explaining the origins of the will to truth. The duty that the society imposes on us to use words to conventions, truth is the universally val
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