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The main purpose of this section is to give the floor to philosophers to share papers or public talks and briefly describe the reasons they could be of interest to an artist – or at least the core of the argument. Social impact is key here but so is creating a learning hub. In that light the first essay to be uploaded is Nietzsche’s “On Truth and Lies in an Extra-moral Sense” published in 1873.
It has been selected because by investigating the nature of objective truth and the formation of concepts Nietzsche offers the insight needed to understand the power of analogy and metaphor in the construction of truth. This essay full of imagery may illuminate you on your decision-making processes, encourage you to doubt the certainty of your initial positioning on a subject matter and adopt more research tools.
On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense, Friedrich Nietzsche
"In some remote corner of the universe, poured out and glittering in innumerable solar systems, there once was a star on which clever animals invented knowledge. That was the highest and most mendacious minute of "world history"—yet only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths the star grew cold, and the clever animals had to die.
One might invent such a fable and still not have illustrated sufficiently how wretched, how shadowy and flighty, how aimless and arbitrary, the human intellect appears in nature. There have been eternities when it did not exist; and when it is done for again, nothing will have happened. For this intellect has no further mission that would lead beyond human life. It is human, rather, and only its owner and producer gives it such importance, as if the world pivoted around it."