Sunday, January 27, 2013

Derrida- Truth by Repetition

What is considered "truth" and what is considered a "lie"? This is something society and individuals wrestles with on a daily basis. As humans, we often form our own versions of the truth as a means to make the truth look better than it really is. Should this form of truth be considered a lie? As we learned in class, Nieztche says that if something is repeated enough, it is taken as the truth. This is something that can easily be investigated when it comes to the human mind. If we tell ourselves something enough, it becomes true to us, whether it happened or not. We have the ability to go back into our memory and distort things to the point where, when compared with what actually happened, we remember a lie. So we have to come to ask ourselves, is truth by repetition really the truth??

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