TED curator Chris Anderson appears on BBC Radio 4’s “iPM: Share What You Know” to discuss a provocative topic: Is the age of big ideas over? Chris debates the notion with philosopher Alain de Botton, the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life.
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What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a “religion for atheists” — call it Atheism 2.0 — that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2011, July 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Duration: 19:20.) Watch Alain de Botton’s talk on TED.com, […]
TEDGlobal 2009 is under way! Writer Alain de Botton (you can follow him on Twitter) kickstarted the conference with an insightful talk on why people are snobs and how we define our own success. Here were the reactions from TEDsters watching the live feed. A snob: “Someone who uses a small part of you to […]