Frederich Nietzsche 1844 - opinion is true but by what it...

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Frederich Nietzsche  1844-1900 31/03/2008 12:45:00 German The will to truth – philosophers  o What is truth? Dominant view of truth- correspondence theory of truth – a  statement is true if it corresponds with reality  Nietzche REJECTS THIS because there are no facts,  only interpretations.   Thus, Nietzche’s view is perspectivism – There is no  Truth – only our perspectives o What opinions should we hold? (paragraph 4 on page 3) “The falseness of an opinion….”  There is no such thing as truth  or falsehood.   The important thing is not whether an opinion is true, but  whether it is life-preserving, species-preserving, and life- furthering We need to recognize untruth as a condition of life.  (not if the 
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Unformatted text preview: opinion is true, but by what it would be like to live according to them) o Why should we care about it? ← • To will to power – (Paragraph 13) o The will to power is the Will to LIFE. (according to Nietzsche) – this is true for plants, animals, and humans (a watermelon plant will grow over another in order to get sun.) • Para 8, talks about the conviction of a philosophers. The latin translated …in walks the ass and we all honor it… thus he is mocking the ideas of other philosophers since they are ridiculous 31/03/2008 12:45:00 ← 31/03/2008 12:45:00 ←...
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