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The death of god and the search for meaning: an interview with Peter Watson

By Jonathan Derbyshire  

In 2001, the German philosopher Jürgen Habermas gave a lecture entitled “An Awareness of What is Missing”. “The philosophically enlightened self-understanding of modernity,” Habermas said, “stands in a peculiar dialectical relationship to the theological self-understanding of the major world religions, which intrude into this modernity as the most awkward element from its past.” In his new book The Age of Nothing: How We Have Sought to Live Since the Death of God, the journalist and author Peter Watson takes Habermas’s identification…

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