Please join me in welcoming the newest addition to the Atheist Blogroll, Camels with Hammers.
In the author’s own words:
My name is Daniel Fincke. I was raised a devout Evangelical Christian in a low church denomination (the Church of Christ) and I went to one of the most conservative Christian colleges in the country (Grove City College) for my undergraduate education. There I majored in philosophy, minored in religion, and left the faith in my junior year. That was ten years ago now and in the intervening time I have become a specialist on Friedrich Nietzsche and contemporary moral philosophy. This fall I will defend my dissertation in philosophy at Fordham University.
The topic of my dissertation is "Deriving and Defending an Axiology of the Will to Power" and it first explores both a systematic reading of Nietzsche's texts which yields a coherent reading of his overall philosophy. In the final chapters, then, I update and criticize Nietzsche's philosophy in the terms of contemporary moral psychology and normative theory. In my future work, I want to continue to develop a post-Christian descriptive and normative account of ethics.
The main foci of Camels With Hammers are contemporary ethical paradigms, normative theories, moral psychology, secularism, Nietzsche interpretation, general philosophical education, commentary on current affairs from philosophical perspectives, and the challenge of creating a constructive atheism which can be a force philosophically, culturally, and, where appropriate, politically. Additionally, the blog occasionally reviews and promotes independent film and music.
I welcome philosophical questions and challenges from all manner of readers and am excited to base my blog entries on these whenever it will serve the blog best.
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