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Connections: Giving new meaning to atheism

Jun 7, 2019

A new book from a Swedish philosopher aims to give new meaning to atheism. Martin Hagglund argues that for too long, atheists have allowed their views to be maligned as having no sense of meaning. Instead, he writes that when there is no everlasting life to come, every hour of every day becomes imbued with deep meaning. His book is not only a call for a reevaluation of meaning; it’s a call for a fresh look at economic systems that allow some people more freedom of time than others.

Our guests discuss it:

  • Matthew Brown, family doctor in Rochester
  • Lawrence Torcello, associate professor in the department of philosophy at RIT