Philosophy Club | "God is Dead"

Carreras, Philographics

​God is dead, or "Gott is tot" is a widely-quoted statement that first appears in The Gay Science and in Thus Spoke Zarathustra. What was Nietzsche saying when he first wrote those words in 1882, in a post-Enlightenment culture, where atheism, materialism, positivism and rationalism were casting religion aside? What clichés might we have in mind about Nietzsche that blur the possible interpretations of this quote? 

In this Olio, we will explore the ways in which we can understand that God has ceased to exist: for whom, why, and whether it is a good thing. We'll dive into what we may have misunderstood about this idea. Finally, we'll examine what this quote means for us in 2019.

*This Olio will take place in Bed-Stuy in a member's living room. Address will be sent upon rsvp* 




Location: Living Room

Address will be shared with attendees.

Living Room Salons take place in a Think Olio member's apartment to provide an intimate learning environment. We'll email you the exact address upon rsvp.




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