Human, All Too Human – Nietzsche Documentary Reflection

Western Philosophical Thought

Watch the documentary here.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1843-1900) was a German philosopher, famous for his work “The Parable of the Madman” which claims that the Christian God is dead, murdered by mankind. Niezsche grew up in a Christian home and received a Christian education, with plans to become a clergyman. What stopped him, the documentary describes as a delayed reaction to crisis. As a young child Nietzsche watched his father, a country parson, die from a painful brain disease, which began his questioning of the existence of a good and holy God. This led him to abandon his pursuit of the church and Christianity later in life, in favor of being a philologer (studier of languages and their development) and a philosopher.

I found it interesting that for all his philosophizing and seeking out a new definition of morals in a post-God society, he based it all on a non-philosophical conclusion that…

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