In the Room with Robert Wright (produced version)
Robert Wright charts an intellectual path beyond the faith versus reason debate. He takes a relentlessly logical look at the history of religion, exposing its contradictions. Yet Wright also traces something "revelatory" moving through human history. In this public conversation -- recorded before a live audience -- we explore the story he tells, the import he sees in it for our culture, and where it has personally taken him.
One of Wright's favorite philosophers, and some background on "non-zero sumness."
Question to Robert Wright: "How Does the Evolution of God Relate to the Evolution of Women's Rights and Standing in Society?"
This first chapter gives a good summary of the ideas behind Wright's newest book.
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Krista and Robert Wright on stage at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
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