By Patrick O'Connor
A Lament for the Soul of Atheism. actual Atheism for actual Atheists. Rooted in continental philosophy, phenomenology and existential philosophy, Atheism Reclaimed is unique in its try and create various existential recommendations to offer expressions to what an actual atheism may perhaps seem like for the twenty first Century. using thinkers like Heidegger, Nietzsche, Bataille and Ranciere, Virno and Sartre, Patrick O,Connor opens up a brand new direction for atheist idea in keeping with questions of time, fact, gadgets and equality towards extra conventional medical materialist money owed that underline traditional atheism. O'Connor engages with 5 key moments that, he argues, let us start to construct a brand new conceptual discourse for atheism: Nietzsche's reaction to nihilism; the function of gadgets; an atheistic interpretation of Heidegger's account of time; the unusual relation among fact and violence; and a refiguring of notions of the common.
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The body is the vulnerable body, it is the temporal body and it is the historical body. These questions are not part of the remit of conventional atheism, and they need to be answered to be meaningful in any way. The discourse of atheism must transfigure itself to deal with this-worldly affairs. Affairs of the lived body, the human enmeshed in its history, its temporal being and its desire to overcome suffering, all should impose questions on atheists for helping humans to understand their active part in transforming the confines of everyday life.
This is precisely what Nietzsche’s philosophy opposes from beginning to end. The Overhuman is the human at the site of the historical destiny of humankind. It is a collective fate, where humanity’s future, past and present condition is at stake. It is rare that you will find this sentiment in any form of contemporary atheism. 13 The collective destiny of humanity must be an issue for the reversal of values that Nietzsche seeks, which should be the Ground Zero of any passionate form of atheism. This is why Nietzsche is so interested in survival: because the fate of humanity stands on the precipice of its own destruction, not because he understood humans to be ruthless Darwinian avengers.
Atheist reflection begins when we recognize the presence that presents itself to us as utterly clear and decisive, but at one and the same time utterly nameless: the smile elicited by the shell as all the pain human drama can congregate. Things present themselves to the human being as cracks in the very fabric of reality. Kant and Plato knew this well. Things give themselves as they appear to our experience. There is this phone, there is that ring, there are those books, there is that gun and as Edmund Husserl put it, they present themselves as they are with an honesty and integrity that convinces us of their absolute self-evidence.