Religion For Atheists

Public Lecture : Religion for Atheists

Thursday 2 February, 6.30 – 8.00pm

Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE

Alain de Botton, author of non-fiction essays on themes ranging from love and travel to architecture and philosophy. He founded The School of Life and Living Architecture

Chair: Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

Is it possible to remain a committed atheist but nevertheless benefit from the wisdom of religion? Marking the publication of his new book Religion for Atheists, Alain de Botton will argue that religion still has some very important things to teach the secular world even if we reject its supernatural claims. He proposes that we look to religions for insights into how we might live in and arrange our societies.

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Forum for European Philosophy

Cowdray House, Room G.05, European Institute

London School of Economics, WC2A 2AE