Nietzsche and His Process of Questioning
The philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche were analyzed through the study of The Religious Mood, a chapter in his published book Beyond Good and Evil. Through discussion and analysis, the group was able to portray some of his ideas through film. Examples that were explored are Nietzsche’s ideas that the study of religion and any subject should be done sagaciously, and skeptically. He also believed that in the search of truth, one must push themselves to gain a deeper understanding. Lastly, he believed that one cannot solely depend on the work of the few that research, but rather one must have a broad perspective that welcomes objective thoughts and personal research. Two films, Fight Club and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, were used to illustrate Nietzsche’s ideas.
ReferencesFight Club. Dir. David Fincher. Perf. Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter Brad Pitt. 1999.
Nietzsche, Friedrich. "The Religious Mood." Ogg, Oscar.
The Worlds Greatest Thinkers. New York: Random House, 1947. 491-508.
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Dir. George Lucas. Perf. Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor Hayden Christensen. 2005.