Research Seminar: Desire in Nietzsche and Levinas
The Quest for God: rethinking the concept of desireDownload iCal Event
Location: Walker Room, Heythrop College
Staff Research Seminar Series: The Quest for God: rethinking the concept of desire
Speaker: Professor Fiona Ellis
Welcome to the Lent Term's Staff Research Seminar series. This session will see Professor Fiona Ellis presenting a paper on 'The Quest for God: rethinking the concept of desire'.
The seminar will start at 4pm with tea and coffee and the presentation will start at 4:30pm.
How are we to understand the idea of a quest for God? Does it make sense in these times? And what, if anything, does it have to do with desire? I examine two different approaches to these questions - in Sartre and Levinas - and bring out the implications for an understanding of self, God, and the relation between them.