Alain de Botton/ Simon Glendinning

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Thursday 2 February 2012, 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 www.theschooloflife.com and Living Architecture www.living-architecture.co.uk

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 argued that religion still has some very important things to teach the secular world even if we reject its supernatural claims. He proposed that we look to religions for insights into how we might live in and arrange our societies.