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HUMANITIES PAPERBACK LIBRARY Published Commentary to Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason” Norman Kemp Smith ‘The Foundations of Metaphysics in Science Errol E. Harris Fundamentals of Philosophy Errol E. Harris Hegel’s Science of Logic Translated by A. V. Miller Karl Jaspers: Basic Philosophical Writings Karl Jaspers; edited and translated by Edith Ehrlich, Leonard H. Ehrlich, and George B. Pepper Philosophy and Truth: Selections from ‘Nietsche’s Notebooks of the Early 1870's Friedrich Nietzsche; edited and translated by Daniel Breazeale ‘The Principal Upanisads Edited with Introduction, Text, Translation and Notes by S. Radhakrishnan Reason and Revolution Herbert Marcuse ‘The Worlds of Existentialism: A Critical Reader Edited, with Incroductions and Conclusions by Maurice Friedman Hypothesis and Perception ‘The Roots of Scientific Method Ervl E. Harris PHILOSOPHY AND TRUTH Selections from Nietzsche's Notebooks of the early 1870's Friedrich Nietzsche Edited and Translated with an Introduction and Notes by DANIEL BREAZEALE HUMANITIES PRESS New JERSEY Vv On Truth and Lies in a Nonmoral Sense! 1 Once upon a time, in some out of the way corner of that universe which is dispersed into numberless twinkling solar systems, there wee a star upon which clever beasts invented knewing. That was the moc arrogant and mendacious minute of “world history,” but nevertheless was only a minute. After nature had drawn afew breaths the star cooled and congealed, and the clever beasts had to die? One might ineent such a fable, and yet he still would not have adequately illustrated how miserable, how shadowy and transient, how ainess and asbiurary the human intellect looks within nature. There were etemnities during ehich it did not exist. And when itis all over with the human intellect Sothing will hve happened. For ths intellect has no additonal sisson aehick ould lead it beyond, in life. Rather, it is humm and only iis pos- SSO an Bega: ake SSSA TE a Only is pow turned within i, But if we could communicate withthe gras we ould learn that he likewise flies through the air with the same elemaniy® that he feels the fying center ofthe universe within himael There ie thing so reprehensible and unimportant in nature that it would not ine mediately swell up like a balloon atthe slightest pul of this power of Knowing. And ust as every porter wants to have at admirer vofeven the proudest of men, the philosopher, supposes that he sees onl sides the yes of the universe telescopically focused upon his action and thoughe tis remarkable that this was brought about by the intellect, which was certainly alloted to these most unfortunate, delicate acl cohoneral beings merely as a device for detaining them minute within existence. "A more literal, though less English, translation of Uber Wahrheit und Liige im