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Research Seminar: Desire in Nietzsche and Levinas

The Quest for God: rethinking the concept of desire

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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.


Abstract:

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.

Contact Name: Johannes Hoff
Contact Email: j.hoff@heythrop.ac.uk