Nietzsche and knowledge
Nietzsche is one of the most important personalities of Contemporary Philosophy. Among
the themes researched by him, we can mention the problem of knowledge, criticism of
religion, questions about existence, among others.
This philosopher establishes a relationship between truth, knowledge and life, which is
very evident in his work “The science gaia”. In it we can observe the following question: are
knowledge and truth ways for humans to find a better life or is life the way by which one
becomes in possession of truth and knowledge?
As Nietzsche teaches us, our mind induces us to mistakes that make us commit serious
misconceptions when we perceive the world and things.
He questions why humans need to know. And his answer is: the human being doesn’t
need to know, he’ s afraid of not knowing the object. Knowledge originates not from a
willingness to know about something, but from the fear of not knowing about it.
According to the philosopher, Philosophy, as the art, wishes to offer life the greatest depth
and significance possible, even if it is necessary to sacrifice the truth.
Autores: Clara Pereira da Silva, Ana Laura Avais de Mello, Marcio Umberto Festa Filho, Júlia Marques Seixas e Maria Laura Borges Iurkiv
Fonte da imagem: Faut-il brûler Nietzsche ? (dreuz.info) Acesso: 06 de junho de 2021