Rebecca Goldstein is an award-winning philosopher and author, whose most recent book is Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away. In 2105, she was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama. She is also the recipient of the Richard Dawkins Award, the National Jewish Book Award and numerous other honors.
In this keynote address at Center for Inquiry’s Reason for Change conference on June 12, 2015. Goldstein argues that while religion is often used as a means to find value and importance in our lives, she makes a compelling case that philosophy and history provide us with far more fulfilling ways to measure how and why we matter.