21 - concealing the truth or in the case of half-truths,...

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Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) 1. Critical of modern scientific worldview and its emphasis on rationality and transparency 2. Foundational to Rhetorical theory from 1900+ Anti-transparency Anti-Rationality Anti-Locke Main Themes: 1. Reframing knowing and seeing 2. Language and Perspectivism 3. Act of Dissimulation 4. Metaphorical Nature of Truth (Tropical) -Redefinition of Truth- 1. Reframing Knowing and Sensing Nietzsche offers a direct critique of Locke (pg. 1169) 2. Language and Perspectivism Perspectivism: The idea that there is no absolute “God’s eye” standpoint that defines truth Language (The material of perception and experience) is inherently partial and therefore perspectival
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3. Act of Dissimulation (quote on page 1172) Definition: A form of deception in which one conceals the truth. It consists of
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Unformatted text preview: concealing the truth or in the case of half-truths, concealing parts of the truth, like inconvenient or secret information. Relation to Truth: Nietzsche reminds us that we arrive at our sense of truth by forgetting that we create it through the powers of language. Contemporary example: Clean War 4. Metaphorical Nature of Truth (quote on page 1174) Metaphor: A comparison made by referring to one thing as another. Vehicle: A familiar and concrete referent of comparison used to illuminate another subject. Tenor: The subject illuminated through comparison Contributions: 1. Advances Critique of Reason and Science as sources of truth 2. Offers First Modern Definition of Rhetoric 3. Establishes New Focus of Rhetorical Study...
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