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Marcos Wagner Da Cunha
Universidade de São Paulo
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Why did human beings throughout the millennia so often think about a doomsday? Could there be a profit to our inner pleasure and pain equilibrium, when believing that doomsday is nearing, an idea suggested by Sigmund Freud? An analogous instinctive dynamics was thought by Nietzsche who wrote that human beings do prefer to want the nothingness rather than not to want anything at all. In this essay, 'Melancholia', a movie by Lars von Trier, is taken as an exquisite masterpiece, a grandiose exposition of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche Philosophies..
Keywords Schopenhauer  Nietzsche  Lars von Trier  Freud  Eros and Thanatos  Consumerism  Doomsday Prophecies
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