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Vogd, A.R.

Department of the History of Philosophy

Life lived is life understood

The goal of my thesis was to develop a better understanding of Heidegger and Nietzsche’s conception of the notion of truth, in order to be able to speak my mind against what I feel as a disturbance in philosophy, and generally against what I experience as a burden for many people I have met. Ultimately, the point I wish to make is based on personal grounds, and as such this thesis is a battle against the tyranny and ambiguity of the superstition of science, religion, personal beliefs, etc., in my life, and the life of others.

I will discuss Heidegger’s interpretation of Nietzsche’s initial nihilistic concept of truth, Derrida’s riposte against Heidegger, and discuss an alternative and more open-minded approach to how one can enact a natural disposition with regard to truth in one’s life. This approach is clearly based on Nietzsche’s answer to the seemingly infinite circle of the recurrence of nihilism, but I sought to go beyond that and believe my efforts were not in vain.

I think the topic of truth to be inexhaustive and prone to everlasting philosophical debate, and my thesis is structured as such. What you can expect is an analytical-philosophical work that slowly but thoughtfully derails on a more existentialist route, to ultimately end up where philosophy’s focus lies for me, that is experimental Lebensphilosphie.

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