truth?

it seems that one of the names coming up in my reading is Nietzche… James Sire provides this by Nietzsche on “truth”…

“What then is truth? a mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and anthropomorphisms – in short, a sum of human relations, which have been enhanced, transported, and embellished poetically and rhetorically, and which after long use seem firm, canonical, and obligatory to a people: truths are illusions about which one has forgotten that this is what they are; metaphors which are worn out and without sensuous power; coins which have lost their pictures and now matter only as metal, no longer as coins.”

Neitzsche was to some, a father of postmodern thought…

cited from “On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense, ” in The Portable Nietzsche, trans. Walter Kaufmann, pp. 95-96 in Universe – Sire

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