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-In [[Friedrich Nietzsche]]'s 1873 [[unpublished]] essay, "[[On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense]]", he famously says. +In [[Friedrich Nietzsche]]'s 1873 [[unpublished]] essay, "[[On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense]]", he famously says:
:"What is [[truth]]? A mobile army of [[metaphor]]s, [[Metonymy|metonyms]], and [[anthropomorphism]]s—in short, a sum of human relations which have been enhanced, transposed, 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. (translation from [[Walter Kaufmann]]'s ''[[The Portable Nietzsche]]'') :"What is [[truth]]? A mobile army of [[metaphor]]s, [[Metonymy|metonyms]], and [[anthropomorphism]]s—in short, a sum of human relations which have been enhanced, transposed, 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. (translation from [[Walter Kaufmann]]'s ''[[The Portable Nietzsche]]'')

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In Friedrich Nietzsche's 1873 unpublished essay, "On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense", he famously says:

"What is truth? A mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, and anthropomorphisms—in short, a sum of human relations which have been enhanced, transposed, 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. (translation from Walter Kaufmann's The Portable Nietzsche)

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