PHL217H1 Lecture Notes - Friedrich Nietzsche

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17 Nov 2011
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Lecture 10: phl217h1 (friedrich nietzsche 1844 1900) on the will to truth: nietzsche"s style: uses metaphors in his essays to make his points; there is a need to invent new fables and myths. They are in some sense more truthful than the previous myths invented by other philosophers. More effort is required to connect threads in nietzsche"s aphorisms. The aphoristic style is developed in opposition to systematic philosophers. Nietzsche"s aphorisms need to be sorted out in a way as to not cause them to be distorted. Nietzsche has written in a style that sometimes moves from topic to topic without rhyme or reason. With nietzsche, it is important to ask what drives us to gain truth instead of untruth. Nietzsche vs. kierkegard on the value of truth. Nietzsche"s version of an existential truthfulness is artistic while that of. For kierkagard, truth is synonymous with value while nietzsche is interested in why truth is valued at all.

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