Human All Too Human: Jean-Paul Sartre

Human, All Too Human is a three-part 1999 documentary television
series produced by the BBC. It follows the lives of three prominent
philosophers; Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Jean-Paul
Sartre. The theme of this documentary revolves heavily around the
school of philosophical thought known as existentialism, although the
term had not been coined at the time of Nietzsche’s writing, and
Heidegger declaimed the label. The documentary is named after the 1878
book written by Nietzsche.

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  1.  I became aware of JPS-in 1976-as an Philosophy/Psychology undergraduate.  Interesting individual; and this was a useful documentary primer on the person, and his time.  That said-re Doc/style/   Briefly, the narrator, could (for her fee) have seen the need to speak the name of the subject ‘Sartre’ properly.    She could have noticed Prof.Levi said ‘Sart -with a fall of intonation-for the remaining syllable.    I know there will be many who will say -‘quelle différence cela fait-il’-but it does to me.     How many times I ask you-over the course of the last decade, or three, have you heard some highly paid  **** review a film -on some panel show or other, and ‘drop’ french words;-such a ‘film noir’ ‘-bete noir’-or any number of cliche phrases- with careless and faulty abandon.  Unwittingly mispronounced.  Many well paid broadcasters in my country-who evidently, have enjoyed for a generation the frequent weekend in Paris: are sadly deficient in this regard, but to listen to them on Lyric FM -or RTE 1-one would be led to believe they consider themselves ‘fluent’ .  Oui–Fluent only in the glib and oily art to speak and purpose not’, – comme disait Shakespeare! Since the seemingly highly educated class in Ireland and the UK; and the US;-cannot  find ‘le juste mot’ amid the noise to ‘sound’ clever-perhaps they ought to leave the ‘mot’ alone.  
     Please excuse my digression.  Yes-it’s an Interesting doc  Maurice Aherne 

  2. Very interesting documentary. Provides a nice overview of his life while also giving a good introduction on his thoughts and ideas. Certainly made me curious to learn more about Sartre and existentialism.