Watkin Memorial Kierkegaard Lecture
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Thursday, November 15, 2012
at 7:00 PM
Dittmann Center, 305
Gordon Marino


Speaker: Ronald M. Green, Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Department of Religion, Dartmouth College, on the following subject: "Inherited Sin: Kierkegaard on Guilt across Generations".

Professor Green offers the following summary of his forthcoming lecture: "In "Either/Or" and "The Concept of Anxiety" Kierkegaard endeavors to rehabilitate the Christian concept of hereditary sin. He does this by reinventing the Antigone story. I seek to interpret Kierkegaard’s arguments and illustrate their validity by drawing on a modern fictional source, the 2010 Oscar-nominated film “Incendies,” by the Quebec director Denis Villeneuve. With the Lebanese civil war as its focus, “Incendies” provides a vivid illustration of how sexuality can entwine with human sinfulness, perpetuate it, and perhaps even redeem it. SPOILER WARNING: This presentation reveals the plot of this surprising film."

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