19th C: lesson 23 Nietzsche will to truth



What does it mean that we have killed God?

Ascetic ideal and nihilism

God and the ascetic ideal


a complete argument (if not formal)

  1. science abhors convictions
  1. there must have been a conviction that gave rise to the abhorrence of convictions
  1. the will to truth can be either:
  1. is there any reason not to allow oneself to be deceived?
  1. the will to truth must be the will not to deceive
  1. a moral necessity raises the moral question:
  1. morality is required by an ideal world
  1. therefore, the metaphysical faith which supports the will to truth is faith in the divinity of truth
  1. where are we if the divine, if God, is a lie