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Colors of VeracityA Quest for Truth in China and Beyond$
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Vera Schwarcz

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780824838737

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824838737.001.0001

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Dainty as Candle Lights

Dainty as Candle Lights

Veiled Truths and Shadowy Lies

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Colors of Veracity
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Vera Schwarcz

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824838737.003.0003

The human predilection for lies is discussed in light of Francis Bacon’s essay on truth as well as ancient Greek myths about aletheia. Nietzsche’s description of truth as a “mobile army of metaphors” is linked to Heidegger’s collaboration with the Nazi regime as well as the Wilkomirski Affair concerning a fake “memoir” of a childhood during the Shoah.

Keywords:   aletheia, Heidegger, Wikomirski, Bacon, Paul Celan

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