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Julian Baggini

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Julian Baggini is a philosopher, journalist and author. He has served as Academic Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy and is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Kent.

Writer and philosopher Julian Baggini’s books include The Ego TrickWelcome to EverytownWhat’s It All About? Philosophy and the Meaning of LifeThe Pig That Wants to be EatenHow the World Thinks: A Global History of PhilosophyLife: A User’s Manual: Philosophy for (Almost) Any Eventuality (co-written with Antonia Macaro), and The Godless Gospel: Was Jesus A Great Moral Teacher? He writes for several newspapers and magazines and is co-founder of The Philosophers’ Magazine. His latest book is The Great Guide: What David Hume Can Teach Us about Being Human and Living Well.

Julian is a regular fixture in Festival of Ideas discussions as both chair and panelist and written essays for our Film2021 and Nineteen Eighty-Four projects. Find out more below.



Laura Jean McKay and Esther Woolfson: How Do We Live With Other Species?

Laura Jean McKay and Esther Woolfson reflect on the complex relationship between humans and animals. Julian Baggini chairs. Watch on Crowdcast.

Kate Manne: How Does Male Privilege Hurt Women?

Philosopher Kate Manne offers a radical new framework for understanding misogyny. She ranges widely across the culture — from the Kavanaugh hearings and ‘Cat Person’ to Harvey Weinstein and Elizabeth Warren — to show how the idea that a privileged man is tacitly deemed to be owed something is a pervasive problem. In conversation with Julian Baggini. Watch on YouTube.

Clare Chambers: What Is the Unmodified Body and Why Does It Matter?

Philosophers Clare Chambers and Julian Baggini discuss the unmodified body in an age of overwhelming social and political pressure for alteration. Watch on YouTube.


Main image by: Antonia Macaro

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