In Nietzsche knowledge is conceived as embodied, as inseparable from the needs of life. If such embodiment, on one side, builds the basis for a critique of metaphysical truth, on the other side it runs the risk of completely dissolving the question of truth, thus pointing to a radical relativism (or perspectivism), with all the paradoxes it entails. But Nietzsche’s thinking offers other resources. The fact that the true world becomes a fable opens up the possibility for a different experience of truth, a tragic experience, in which truth identifies with the negative and the excess, in a way that recalls the ton pathei mathos of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon. Pathos brings knowledge because through it we discover our exposure: the overabundance of the phenomena urges human beings, undermining all their conciliatory or conclusive representations.

Sul pathos della conoscenza. Nietzsche e la saggezza tragica

Francesco Cattaneo
2023

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In Nietzsche knowledge is conceived as embodied, as inseparable from the needs of life. If such embodiment, on one side, builds the basis for a critique of metaphysical truth, on the other side it runs the risk of completely dissolving the question of truth, thus pointing to a radical relativism (or perspectivism), with all the paradoxes it entails. But Nietzsche’s thinking offers other resources. The fact that the true world becomes a fable opens up the possibility for a different experience of truth, a tragic experience, in which truth identifies with the negative and the excess, in a way that recalls the ton pathei mathos of Aeschylus’ Agamemnon. Pathos brings knowledge because through it we discover our exposure: the overabundance of the phenomena urges human beings, undermining all their conciliatory or conclusive representations.
2023
Francesco Cattaneo
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