Existentialism, as defined and described by Jean-Paul Sartre, is a lucid, compelling account of what it means to live a meaningful life in a world devoid of ultimate meaning. His famous dictum “existence preceded essence” says it all: by accepting the fact of our existence and by acting appropriately on it, one can fashion an identity far truer than the one imposed by religion, the state, or other presumptive authorities.
Our April meeting will feature Nick Pease, adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota and founder and CEO of Pease Prose Services. Pease will talk on the topic of existentialism, especially as it relates to a freethinking, atheistic worldview. Pease will argue that existentialism is “applied atheism,” and has been presenting it as such for decades as part of his humanities courses. Additionally, Pease will consider Sartre’s ideas and their relevance to our daily lives. Please join us!
Come early and stay late to meet and mingle with old and new friends, and join us afterwards for an early dinner at Wanderer's Garden, a nearby Chinese restaurant that features a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
1:00-1:15 p.m. - Social Time
1:15-1:45 p.m. - Minnesota Atheists Business Meeting
1:45-2:00 p.m. - Social Time
2:00-3:30 p.m. - Presentation and Q and A
4:00 p.m. - Dinner at Wanderer’s Garden Restaurant
Wanderer’s Garden Chinese Buffet Restaurant
13059 Ridgedale Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55305