Life, Meaning and MoralityThe Institute of Art and Ideas
What you'll learn on the course
- Part One: Recovering WonderWhy did Nietzche announce the death of God? Hamilton reclaims meaning and purpose.
- Part Two: Virtues, Happiness and MoralityIs the world fundamentally indifferent? How can we make sense of morality and lead better lives?
Suggested Further Readings
A selection of further readings has been suggested by Hamilton as part of this course.
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- Christopher Hamilton
Christopher Hamilton is Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Religion at King’s College, London, where he teaches philosophy, literature and film. A member of the Theology & Religious Studies, he specialises in the work of Kierkegaard and Nietzsche, with focus on the relationship between moral, religious and aesthetic value. His work focuses on restoring the ancient goals of philosophy; namely, seeking wisdom and exploring the meaning of life. He is interested in particular in questions concerning tragedy and middle age.
Author of Living Philosophy and Middle Age (‘It is not often you find burning outrage in a work of philosophy’ - The Independent), Christopher Hamilton works in Philosophy of Religion at Kings College, London.