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Ambiguity and the AbsoluteNietzsche and Merleau-Ponty on the Question of Truth$
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Frank Chouraqui

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823254118

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823254118.001.0001

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The Incorporation of Truth and the Symbiosis of Truth and Life

The Incorporation of Truth and the Symbiosis of Truth and Life

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(p.65) 2 The Incorporation of Truth and the Symbiosis of Truth and Life
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Ambiguity and the Absolute
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Frank Chouraqui

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823254118.003.0003

This chapter questions Nietzsche’s insistence that our relationship to truth is a relationship of incorporation. Truth is not something to “know” but something to incorporate. The concept of incorporation is Nietzsche’s device for overcoming the inside-outside oppositions. Incorporating truth involves that one could “be” the truth, and therefore, that truth may be one of the names of Being, a Being that, therefore, must be considered as able to overcome the inside-outside divide without rendering it meaningless.

Keywords:   Death of God, Self-becoming, Incorporation, Health, Nietzsche’s Ethics

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