September 12, 2014 – The Age of Atheists

On this program we’ll talk with intellectual historian, journalist, and author Peter Watson. His most recent book explores one of the modern world’s most important yet controversial intellectual achievements: atheism. The book, The Age of Atheists: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God, explores the revolutionary ideas and big questions provoked by some of the greatest philosophical, scientific, & political minds of the last century and a half. Peter Watson has written for The Sunday Times, The New York Times, the Observer and the Spectator.

Previous books:
The German Genius: Europe’s Third Renaissance, the Second Scientific Revolution, and the Twentieth Century
The Medici Conspiracy: The Illicit Journey of Looted Antiquities–from Italy’s Tomb Raiders to the World’s Greatest Museums
The Great Divide: Nature and Human Nature in the Old World and the New
The Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century