But my brain made me do it!
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by Julian Baggini
3d ago
An essay for the Telegraph on whether the science of consciousness threatens cherished beliefs about our selves, our free will and our human uniqueness. This content is for supporters only. Visit the site and log in/register to read ..read more
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Eating ourselves to death
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by Julian Baggini
3d ago
A review of Ravenous by Henry Dimbleby and Jemima Lewis and Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy by Anne Barnhill and Matteo Bonotti for the TLS (April 28, 2023) which explores the issues of food and public health. This content is for supporters only. Visit the site and log in/register to read ..read more
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Lived experience, to a point
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by Julian Baggini
3d ago
An article for Index on Censorship (Vol 52, No 3) on what is right and wrong in the idea that we ought to privilege the viewpoints of those with lived experience. This content is for supporters only. Visit the site and log in/register to read ..read more
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No author is an island
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by Julian Baggini
3d ago
An article for The Author, the magazine of the Society of Authors, on the myth of sole authorship. (Published Autumn 2023) This content is for supporters only. Visit the site and log in/register to read ..read more
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Review: ‘Putting Ourselves Back in the Equation’
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by Julian Baggini
3d ago
Review of George Musser’s book on how science has rekindled its interest in subjective experience, for the Wall Street Journal This content is for supporters only. Visit the site and log in/register to read ..read more
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The ethics of cultivated meat
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by Julian Baggini
3w ago
I contributed this chapter to the book Cultivated Meat to Secure Our Future: Hope for Animals, Food Security and the Environment, edited by Philip Lymbery and Michel Vandenbosch. Despite the book’s title, my chapter is quite sceptical. To the credit of the editors, they still included it. This content is for supporters only. Visit the site and log in/register to read ..read more
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United in Rage
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by Julian Baggini
3w ago
While it’s heartening to be reminded that there are at least some issues on which all decent people agree, if we look more closely at the conditions that have allowed for this outbreak of ethical agreement, they could be as much a cause of concern as they are of reassurance. Article on the Post Office scandal for the Guardian ..read more
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The Purpose of the Universe
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by Julian Baggini
3w ago
Even particles “are never compelled to do anything, but are rather disposed, from their own nature, to respond rationally to their experience”. If you find this hard to swallow, what follows will make you choke.  Review of Phillip Goff’s Why? The Purpose of the Universe for the FT ..read more
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Interview with Daniel Dennett
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by Julian Baggini
3w ago
“One of the great lessons that we’ve learned in the last century or so is that the problems we’re now facing are probably too hard for single individuals to solve. It’s going to take teamwork.” In November’s Prospect ..read more
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A philosophy of the classroom
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by Julian Baggini
5M ago
What is the true purpose of an education? There is no one answer—and that’s the point Philosopher-at-Large column for Prospect ..read more
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