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To recognize untruth as a condition of life- Emmanuel Nietzsche?

I am reading Nietzsche's Beyond Good & Evil Chapter 1: Prejudices of Philophers. I am just wondering what does he mean when he says TO RECOGNIZE UNTRUTH AS A CONDITION OF LIFE? 

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  • j153e
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Nietzsche is between his wise, truth-giving sockpuppet and Christ-figure Zarathustra and his realization that he is the Christ and the Buddha (as he, in fine white linen robe, follows meekly his mother as she goes about doing housework).

    Thus, Nietzchethustra in his Beyond Good and Evil spake that previous philosophy was ~ bunk.  In the meanderings of philosophy, for some souls it seems necessary to do so, in order that their own opinion be given place.

    One set of aphorisms later, the good Friedrich arrives at the Truth of his own Christ and Buddha self.  Born at that same time (late 1880s), the poet T. S. Eliot later in his own wisdom ("Little Gidding") sets forth an immortal phrase poetically suitable for Nietzsche's life's arc:  "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."  Thus spake T. S. Eliot.

    Semi-related:

    The Slightest Philosophy;

    Understanding Yourself by Mark Prophet;

    Beams from Meher Baba.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    He means what he says. In life we not only have to delude ourselves to a certain extent, others have done it so much over time that it has become institutionalized and ingrained in society. Not only should you recognize it, but recognize how little you can change it. 

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