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A Century of Lights, Episode 8: The Baron d'Holbach, Father of Modern Atheism

A Century of Lights, Episode 8: The Baron d'Holbach, Father of Modern Atheism

People have been skeptical about the existence of the supernatural and the divine for thousands of years, but how did the Enlightenment shape atheism and materialism as we know it today? Also listen to find out how skeptical Enlightenment thinkers rather accidentally helped invent biblical literalism, and why people like Bertrand Russell and Richard Dawkins owe a huge debt to a German nobleman who lived in Paris.

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