Re: Life Posted by Smiley on November 17, 1998 at 09:55:13:
In Reply to: Life posted by Amaranth on November 16, 1998 at 03:13:12:
what exactly is truth? Or, to explain the question more precisely, how do we recognize truth? Truth is not its own
measure - indeed it is nothing but error systematized and compounded - see the first few sections in Book III from
Nietzsche - _The Gay Science_ (the link (below?))
it seems to me that a large part of the measure of truth is aesthetic - beauty and truth inextricably linked.
continuing in a Nietzschean vein, it is amazing to see all the forms in which the "will to power" manifests itself.
in some, it expresses itself as a desire for truth, in others for beauty, in others for love, or for wisdom, or
for happiness, or for desire, or for release. only in some (Nietzsche might rather ungraciously call them the
"crude masses"), does it show as desire for actual power over others.
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