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Dean's Lecture, 4/29

Originally Posted on admin, April 29, 2009

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Dean's Lecture, 4/29: “Heidegger on the Age of Nietzsche’s Metaphysics”

WHO: Michael Ehrmantraut, Tutor, St. John's College

WHAT: Dean’s Lecture Series

TITLE: “Heidegger on the Age of Nietzsche’s Metaphysics”

WHERE: Junior Common Room, Peterson Student Center, St. John’s College

WHEN: Wednesday, April 29, 3:15 p.m.

DETAILS: This lecture is free of charge, open to the public, and followed by a question and answer period.

In his essay, "Nietzsche's Word: 'God is Dead'" Heidegger writes: "To think through Nietzsche's metaphysics is to reflect on the situation and place of modern man, whose destiny with respect to truth is still little experienced." In this lecture, Ehrmantraut will explore the question as to how the experience of the age as one characterized by ‘nihilism’ may open new possibilities for philosophic thinking.

Michael Ehrmantraut received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Boston College and is a recipient of the Bradley Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship.