Philosopher and author Alain de Botton is in Australia this week on a whistle-stop tour to promote his new book, The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work. It is a great pity that he will only be making one public appearance each in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne because there is no philosopher in the world today… Read More ›
The dense brevity of this book makes it a perfect starting point for those who wish to quickly assay themselves with the most compelling atheist arguments before tackling more in depth works such as the God Delusion or The End of Faith. For card carrying atheists, reading this book will feel like an inspiring battle cry. For everyone else, the book makes bold statements that are thought-provoking but not entirely irrefutable and should at least provide the basis for much debate.