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Alain de Botton Believes in Non-Belief

Alain De Botton/Photo by Vincent Starr

Writer-philosopher Alain de Botton has a penchant for taking expansive subjects and for distilling them into digestible (and often dazzling) mini-treatises. Since releasing his first book in 1993, Alain De Botton has penned a string of bestsellers exploring the nature of Architecture, Philosophy, Work, Status, Travel, and Love. But, y’know, maybe one of these days he’ll try to focus on something actually important.

Botton’s newest musings can be found in “Religion for Athiests: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses Of Religion” which is out now in paperback. Brendan caught up with the philosopher and writer and asked him what religion can teach all of us – no matter our beliefs.