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Geoff Crocker: ‘An Enlightened Philosophy – Can an Atheist Believe Anything?’
   
A talk by Geoff Crocker about his book.
Tue 27th Nov, 6:30pm at the Enderby Room, Physics Department, University of Bristol.

Geoff Crocker: The book attempts a synthesis between an atheist conclusion and religion in society. Its starting point is an argument that secular atheism, particularly if reductionist-physicalist, lacks an account of the metaphysical dimension of life, whilst doctrinal religion lacks meaning.

The proposal is then to interpret religion as myth, in the strong sense of the word, to offer open meta-narratives into metaphysical values and virtues. I argue that myth is a more meaningful interpretation of religion than doctrine. Religion as myth contributes to human and social understandings, and is equally valid for an atheist perspective.