An Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil

Is God is dead? Is there no absolute truth? Do different societies have different concepts of good and evil? Introduce the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche with a short video analysis of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups compare Nietzsche's ideas to those of Christian existentialist Soren Kierkegaard and to the utilitarianism of John Stuart Mill
Classroom Considerations

  • The complete analysis is available on the publisher's website with a paid subscription or trial membership
Pros

  • The video places Nietzsche's ideas in the context of a shift to the 19th century reliance on rationalism and science
Cons

  • None