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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

(p.34) Chapter 2 Dainty as Candle Lights
Colors of Veracity

Vera Schwarcz

University of Hawai'i Press

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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