"Convictions are more dangerous enemies than truths than lies" (Nietzsche). If this is true, why is it that man has an insatiable thirst for truth?

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“Convictions are more dangerous enemies than truths than lies” (Nietzsche). If this is true, why is it that man has an insatiable thirst for truth? Could it be that perhaps out own perceptions and opinions are casting shadows on the real validities , or simply that because everyone has a different way of interpreting things, there are an infinite amount of truths to be found.? The real question here is whether personal points of view hinder the search for raw truth or are assets in gaining the most complete forms of deeper understanding. It is our personal perspectives that motivate our innate thirst for knowledge in the first place. Without this disposition to quench out starving opinions, such passionate searches for knowledge and wisdom would never occur. Through examining three types of knowledge: factual knowledge that is considered to be ultimate truth (mathematics and science are often considered part of this group), religion or faith knowledge, and philosophical or contemplative knowledge, one can see the importance of perception as an asset and a creator for the specific knowledge pursuit. Personal perspectives create a never-ending search for truth because it gives every subject an

infinite amount of truths; therefore, personal points of view are not only assets in the pursuit of knowledge, but the cause of it itself.

        Factually, people can perceive things differently and yet agree on a common truth, creating the need to analyze and philosophize about all “factual” evidence. This sets us on a constant voyage to finding truths about our own perception of what is presented to us as factual evidence, philosophically questioning its validity and how we can be certain

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that it exists at all. For example, if I look at a car and see it as green, is it possible that you may look at it and see it as blue? Our society names colors, our verbal expressions of the wavelengths absorbed and reflected by certain objects are labeled with certain color

names. Shorter wavelengths appear blue or violet, and longer wavelengths appear red. Even though we may not actually see the same color, the wavelength associated with it is the same, giving each color for every person a constant value. I look at the car, and I ...

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