“On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense”) is an (initially) unpublished work of Friedrich Nietzsche written in , one year after The Birth of Tragedy.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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For they must all bear within themselves the laws of number, and it is precisely number which is most astonishing in things.

In Hegelian terms, the true truth is this negation of a negation. Then interesting sucker punch. His method is to treat man as the measure of all things, but in doing so he again proceeds from the nietzsce of believing that he has iles things [which he intends to measure] immediately before him as mere objects.

Whenever, as was perhaps the case in ancient Greece, the intuitive man handles his weapons more authoritatively and victoriously than his opponent, then, under favorable circumstances, a culture can take shape and art’s mastery over life can be established. A life of dissimulation which is the consequence of smugness, a form of self idolatry resulting from the arrogance which comes from an idea of knowledge; whatever little it is that we know of our, negligible and perhaps insignificant, existence on this tiny planet in a corner of the vast Universe.

Though it precedes many of his more well-known writings, it is considered by some scholars to be a cornerstone of his thought. Since most of our philosophers and scientists do not understand this, they think they can find the answers for everything.

On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense – Wikipedia

However, provides me a new insight into Nietzche’s idea, and changed my old idea of Nietzche as a pop philosophy writer lol. Maybe their value of g, acceleration due to gravity, will be different from ours. He was interested in the enhancement of individual and cultural health, and believed in life, creativity, power, and the realities of the world we live in, rather than those situated in a world beyond.


No vimos que es un AIF. A little over 30 pages long, I’d definitely suggest this work for anyone interested in getting into Nietzsche.

The work deals largely with epistemological questions about the nature of truth and language, and how they relate to the formation of concepts. There is no regular path which leads from these intuitions into the land of ghostly schemata, the land of abstractions.

The latter is just friedfich irrational as the former is inartistic.

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

As a genius of construction man raises himself far above the bee in the following way: When a real storm cloud thunders above him, he wraps himself in his cloak, and with slow steps he walks from beneath it. There have been eternities when it did not exist; and when it is done for again, nothing will have happened.

How far this oversteps the canons of certainty! sensd

He rails against the arrogance of humanity friesrich thinking so highly of our own intelligence and place in the vast space and time of the cosmos. He strives to understand the world as something analogous to man, and at best he achieves by his struggles the feeling of assimilation. Thinking has only one purpose for humans: Nov 26, Rakhi Dalal rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Will have to see.

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

He will no longer tolerate being carried away by sudden impressions, by intuitions. Therefore all these relations always refer again to others and are thoroughly incomprehensible to us in their essence.


Nietzsche highlights that there was a universe that existed before man and his intellect, and there will continue to be the same universe, almost entirely unaffected, after man has died out. Jan 25, Arcadia rated it really liked it.

On Truth and Lies in an Extra-Moral Sense

This structure of concepts is so ninmoral 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.

This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat Aug 16, Kyle van Oosterum rated it it was amazing Shelves: All language is metaphor. In such a case I would again say that this doesn’t seem to adress truth or the truth, but rather a truth, as far in extremis as the author can push it, and some notions, as such a perspective would appear to have had the general acception of general notions, distorted.

That is to say again: The human perception of reality is built upon invented phrases and metaphors that, through generalization, have lost their meanings. Yet this is how matters stand regarding seeking and finding “truth” within the realm of reason.

In some remote corner of the universe, glitteringly poured out into numberless solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. Interpretations and Analyses The importance of Nietzsche as an author and philosopher is undeniable, and the vast amount of secondary literature on his writings has elevated him to an echelon of few peers.