Nietzsche's Critique of Past Philosophers

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Nietzsche's Critique of Past Philosophers The desire of most philosophers, Nietzsche says, is to find truth. Nietzsche doesn't see why this is. In the second aphorism, he asks why don't we look for untruth? He believes that beliefs are more important than finding truth because, for him, there is no real truth. Philosophers state a truth or known fact as if it were the ultimate knowledge, but Nietzsche says that really they are giving their opinions about things. Philosophers don't have knowledge - just beliefs. He says that philosophers' prejudices about the world influence the things they say and what they think they know and so we shouldn't pay too much attention to the actual things they're saying. He believes that we shouldn't focus on what the philosophers are saying, because it is probably wrong, but we should focus on why they are saying it. Although, this could appear to be more to do with Psychology than Philosophy, and so maybe Nietzsche shouldn't be worrying about it. Nietzsche believes that philosophers are wrong when they say that truth is the most important thing - for Nietzsche, life is most important. And therefore, if we hold a false belief, that is OK because as long as our lives are better for having this belief, then it is better that we remain ignorant of the truth and stay happy. Too much emphasis has been made of truth. However, there must be some truths in the world, even if it is very basic without our perceptions. For example, if I see a can on a table, I know that there is one object on top of another object, even if it is only my perception telling me what the objects are? Plato is a philosopher that Nietzsche heavily disagrees with. Plato said that this life isn't the real one and that when we die, we will go on to a real world that is better than this one. Nietzsche says this is not true. There is not another world or life apart from the
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