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Human, All Too Human

Human, All Too Human is a three-part BBC documentary series following the lives of three prominent European philosophers - Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre. The theme revolves heavily around the school of philosophical thought known as Existentialism, although the term had not been coined at the time of Nietzsche's writing and Heidegger declaimed the label. The first episode "Beyond Good and Evil" is about Friedrich Nietzsche and his gradual shift from religion, to nihilism, and finally to insanity. The second episode "Thinking the Unthinkable" is about Martin Heidegger, who developed ideas from the writings and ideas of Nietzsche in an attempt to better understand individual human freedom. The third and final episode "The Road to Freedom" describes the life of the French philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre, and shows that Sartre believes it is up to each individual human being to give his or her own life a meaning and a purpose.

Nietzsche - Beyond Good and Evil
This episode is about Friedrich Nietzsche and his gradual shift from religion, to nihilism, and finally to insanity.

Martin Heidegger - Thinking the Unthinkable
This episode is about Martin Heidegger, who developed ideas from the writings and ideas of Nietzsche in an attempt to better understand individual human freedom.

Jean-Paul Sartre - The Road to Freedom
This episode describes the life of Jean-Paul Sartre, and shows that Sartre believes it is up to each individual human being to give his or her own life a meaning and a purpose.


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Existentialism - wikipedia
Existentialism is a term applied to the work of certain late 19th- and 20th-century philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences, shared the belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human subject - not merely the thinking subject, but the acting, feeling, living human individual.
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