Clemson University

J. Aaron Simmons: “Philosophy of Religion After the Death of God”

J. Aaron Simmons, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Furman University, will be giving a talk in Hardin 228 at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend!

Title: “Philosophy of Religion After the Death of God”

Abstract: Nietzsche famously claimed that “God is dead.” But, what exactly does this mean for philosophers of religion? Is Nietzsche right? Is atheism the only option? What is the task of philosophy of religion, today, in light of such developments? Indeed, if God is dead, then what are philosophers of religion even talking about? In this presentation, Dr. Simmons will explore the possibilities for contemporary philosophy of religion in a postmodern world and suggest that far from atheism being the only option, the death of God might signal a renewed possibility for religious identity and existence. 

Bio: J. Aaron Simmons (Ph.D., Vanderbilt) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Furman University. Specializing in 19th and 20th Century European Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion, he is the author of over 40 articles and book chapters and the author or editor of numerous books, including God and the Other (Indiana UP) and The New Phenomenology (Bloomsbury).

Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Hardin Hall, Hardin Hall, Room 228
403 Calhoun Dr., Clemson, SC 29634, USA


College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Philosophy and Religion

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