Thursday, April 28, 2011

Open Culture - Sartre, Heidegger, Nietzsche: Three Philosophers in Three Hours

Via Open Culture - cool stuff for free on the internet. Note: I'm using the Google video versions, not the YouTube versions.
Sartre, Heidegger, Nietzsche: Three Philosophers in Three Hours

Human, All Too Human” is a three-hour BBC series from 1999, about the lives and work of Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul Sartre. The filmmakers focus heavily on politics and historical context — the Heidegger hour, for example, focuses almost exclusively on his troubling relationship with Nazism.

The most engaging chapter is “Jean-Paul Sartre: The Road to Freedom,” in part because the filmmakers had so much archival footage and interview material (Check out a still lovely Simone de Bouvoir at minute 9:00, giggling that Sartre was the ugliest, dirtiest, most unshaven student at the Sorbonne).

A note on Part 2: Thinking the Unthinkable. We linked to the YouTube version, which has a slight whistle in the background. Catch a cleaner version here on Google Video while you still can.

Friedrich Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil

Martin Heidegger: Thinking the Unthinkable

Jean-Paul Sartre: The Road to Freedom

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