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, […]
As a companion to today’s TEDTalk from Alain de Botton, he sent us this FAQ, a brief introduction to the thinking behind Atheism 2.0: What do you think of the aggressive atheism we have seen in the past few years? I am an atheist, but a gentle one. I don’t feel the need to mock […]