What is the course about?
Drawing on Kierkegaard’s and Nietzsche’s thinking about the nature of God and of faith when there is no evidence for God’s existence, this course examines what conceptions of God arise from an existentialist perspective.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• The absurdity of life
• The absence of God
• Existentialist conceptions of God
• Living without God.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Discuss the significance of the ‘death of God’.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Introductory. An interest in exploring ideas in a philosophical manner would be beneficial.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will run in a seminar format with short slide presentation including Q&A and group discussion. No outside work is required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No special equipment is required, other than for note-taking as preferred.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You might be interested in HP127 - Existentialism in a nutshell: art and popular culture.