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The Lying Instinct: Nietzschean Neuroscience

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A Simple Rhetorical Analysis: “On Truth and Lies…”

Nietzsche’s Rhetoric and Man’s Worn Out Coins “On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense” was written in 1873 by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. In my reading of this text, Nietzsche attempts to persuade his audience to see that intellect … Continue reading

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Through the Crack in Consciousness: Nietzschean Metaphorizing

Or, on the Philia of Human Being  Nietzsche creates metaphors with words and phrases the way the eyes create neural metaphors out of photons, and the way the brain creates cognitive metaphors out of neurochemical impulses received from optic nerves—phenomenological … Continue reading

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Being Human: On the Metaphorizing Instinct

“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 … Continue reading

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