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“Nietzsche, Nihilism, and The Enlightenment Period”
This week, we will explore how Nietzsche viewed the Enlightenment (a philosophical and intellectual period in the 1600s and 1700s). Some of the major questions were: how can we develop a sense of morality and find happiness? This was also a period for the rise of science. Part of Nietzsche’s response was the famous line “God is Dead”, which appeared first in his book “The Gay Science” (1882). He poses the metaphysical idea that society is changing, and God is no longer needed in our lives, so we killed God (God no longer exists). In turn, Nietzsche considers how this could disrupt our moral foundations and lead to nihilism. Please join StoicDan on Sunday for this interesting discussion on Nietzsche, Nihilism, and The Enlightenment Period. If we have time, we’ll also include ideas from Hegel and Kant.
“God is Dead” Summary by Wikipedia
Article – What Nietzsche really meant
Nietzsche and a brief history of religion
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