First, I created a number of Kant core concept videos, finishing up the sequence I started years back on his Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals. Then I shifted focus to Heidegger, and shot an entire sequence of videos on his key essay "What Is Metaphysics?" (available here). Then I started thinking about what text I wanted to tackle for Nietzsche.
I decided on his own short essay, "On Truth and Lying in an Extra-Moral Sense," (available here) since that also introduces some main ideas of his in a fairly straightforward - though for many readers still challenging - manner, and I created a series of seven short videos covering that work.
Here they are:
- Dissimulation and the Human Intellect
- The Invention of Truth and Lying
- What Is Truth?
- Metaphor, Language, and Concepts
- Rationality, Abstraction, and Anthropomorphism
- Idealism, Natural Law, and Science
- Myth, Art, Metaphor, and Intuition
What's next when it comes to my work of producing these core concept videos? Any more Nietzsche coming? Right now, I'm shooting new videos on John Stuart Mill, Cicero, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Aquinas for the Ethics classes I'm teaching this semester. But I'm hoping to get back to Nietzsche soon - and to start creating new core concept videos, most likely on his Birth of Tragedy.