Cleveland Chapter Meeting at Brecksville Library

Wednesday, August 13th 2014 at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, August 13th 2014 at 8:45 pm
For our August meeting, we’ll be delving into the intersection of philosophy, religion and non-religion. Presenting that evening will be Nate Radcliffe, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at KSU, with his program “Nietzsche and the Death of God: The Legacy of Christianity on Modern Secular Ethics.”  Friedrich Nietzsche is best known for the statement: “God is dead.” But what did Nietzsche mean by this statement, and what relevance does it have for us in the modern world? Nate’s lecture will explore Nietzsche’s claim that although the medieval metaphysical conception of God is indeed dead, the residual “poison” of Christian morality is still very much alive in the modern world.
In Nate’s words: “According to Nietzsche, modern Atheists, Skeptics and/or Secularists continue to be ‘Christian’ because they continue to uphold the tenets that underpin Christian morality. But what difference does a lack of belief in God make if our modern morality - and its corresponding actions - looks exactly the same as it did when the belief in God was strong? Nietzsche wants to challenge our inherited Christian presuppositions by asserting that if God is really dead, then His morality should die as well.”
This August Cleveland chapter meeting will be held on Wed., Aug. 13, 7 p.m., at the Brecksville Library (9089 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville). Don’t miss this most interesting program!