2011-12 w-131 micro4

2011-12 w-131 micro4 - Dennis Uzar Sarah Hopfer W-131 28...

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Dennis Uzar Sarah Hopfer W-131 28 October, 2011 Microtheme 4 In Friedrich Nietzsche’s “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” he talks about moral and nonmoral liars, which are very unalike. Nietzsche dislikes liars and feels that every person is a liar. He says this because he believes that all the truths accepted by society are only illusions. Only pure knowledge carries no consequences but it is unattainable by any human being. A moral liar is someone who lies for their own personal gain, they make the unreal appear real, and these are the people Nietzsche extremely dislikes (Nietzsche 366). The second type of liar is a nonmoral liar, these are the people who think they are telling the truth, but in fact they are only telling the truths accepted by society thus they are not actually telling the truth but subconsciously lying because no one has pure knowledge so actual truth is nonexistent (Nietzsche 365). The concept of moral and nonmoral lies can be evidenced by the film “Joe Versus the Volcano”. In the scene where Joe first meets Graynamore who explains to Joe that he needs a
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course ENG-W 131 taught by Professor Neal during the Spring '08 term at Indiana.

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