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Distinguished Lecturs Series "Ethics and/of Contingency"

"The Ethics of Christian Atheism"

Friday, 2017/05/26, 18:30

Slavoj Žižek
Slavoj Žižek

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
Date: 2017/05/26
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Locality: HS 220
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge