Friedrich Nietzsche Dictates His Essay 'On Truth & Lies in a Nonmoral Sense'

Friedrich Nietzsche Dictates His Essay 'On Truth & Lies in a Nonmoral Sense'

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Friedrich Nietzsche dictates his essay "On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense." Coming one year after The Birth of Tragedy, Nietzsche here focuses on epistemological questions of truth and language.

Of particular interest is the nature of concepts, which Nietzsche argues are metaphors which do not literally correspond to anything in reality.

Everyone "knows" that concepts are human inventions, but they conveniently forget this fact and instead treat them as if they are real things, existing out there in the real world independently of human thought.

These ideas about truth, language, and concepts will become extraordinarily influential among postmodernist writers, earning Nietzsche the title "Godfather of Postmodernism."

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