"The Ethics of Christian Atheism"
Friday, 2017/05/26, 18:30
Abstract: The "terminally depressive" detective Morck, the hero of A Conspiracy Of Faith (original title Flaskepost [Message In a Bottle], a 2016 Danish noir), personifies a unique ethical stance: as an irredeemable atheist, is ready to sacrifice his life for others at any time. Starting from this fictional example, one will try to demonstrate why only a radical atheist who dispenses with any form of the reliance on a big Other (God, Society, Good) can today save the emancipatory legacy of the Christian tradition. This lecture is part of the Distinguished Lectures Series "Ethics and/of Contingency" by the Walter Benjamin Kolleg.
|Event organizer:||Professor Thomas Claviez, Walter Benjamin Kolleg|
|Speaker:||Prof Dr Slavoj Žižek, University of Ljubljana and New York University|
|Time:||18:30 - 20:00|
open to the public|
free of charge