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Truth in Its Purest Form is Never The Same It’s safe to say that finding truth in our world is tricky. Politicians skew truth in their favor to win elections or stop/cause war. Celebrities lie about their weight and substance-abuse problems to maintain their status as “good people”. Scientists change treatments for countless diseases because it costs less for pharmaceutical companies to make more money. There are countless examples of truth omitted or transformed; less examples of where the whole truth is accepted, and complexity championed as a success. Friedrich Nietzsche is one such person who understands how complex the truth is in our society, and the need for us to truly realize what it is to be noble. Life is never black and white; there are gradations to morality, refinement, domination, emotions, and most importantly, historical fact, which he sees as one of the more important faculties of living. We are subject to historical precedent and to understand our lives and where we stand, we must acknowledge it to know “what it is to be noble.” To understand those gradations, Nietzsche states that we need a foundation of thought that is based on the past. In other words, to look to the aristocracy of old and acknowledge that their overall driving force for change (which is inevitable because change always occurs) was will, specifically a will to power. That will is described as the determination and drive for freedom, domination of the weak over other things. Life to
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HU 201 taught by Professor Wilcox during the Fall '06 term at BU.

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