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Nietzsche, Friedrich

  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

A concern with lies and deception is central to the oeuvre of German philosopher, philologist, and cultural critic Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900). In his 1873 essay “On Truth and Lies in an Extra-Moral Sense,” Nietzsche argues that language operates on the basis ...

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