I just spent the last 30 minutes on a fascinating read….
Nietzsche’s essay, On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense……
Absolutely riveting, if you like that sort of thing, which I very much do! Epistemological philosophy makes me giddy.
It’s also .99 on Amazon for the Kindle edition right now… in case there are any other Nietzsche fans out there.
My favorite part of the essay was when he said…..
“What then is truth? A movable host of metaphors, metonymies, and; anthropomorphisms: in short, a sum of human relations which have been poetically and rhetorically intensified, transferred, and embellished, and which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding.”
It’s so insightful and it amazes me that he wrote this in 1873, considering it applies to much of how society is today.
I thoroughly enjoyed it but I realize now that I should have read something a little lighter before bed because now my brain won’t shut off.