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The implications of longevity

Crime hard-liners were always fond of the simplistic slogan “Life means life”. What we’re now learning is that when the meaning of “life” changes, the meaning of life changes, too.

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  • EATING ANIMALS CONFERENCE – CANTERBURY, 23 JUNE. Giving a paper "Defying nature: The Ben Franklin Objection Revisited" at the launch event for the Centre for Practical Normativity at the University of Kent. Registration here.   #
  • SCIENCE: NOT JUST FOR SCIENTISTS – 100 IDEAS. I've contributed an idea to this project by the the British Science Association. #
  • IS FREE WILL AN ILLUSION? – YORK, 9 JUNE. Taking part in this event with Christian Jarrett and Adrian Raine. More information and booking here. #
  • HOW TO BE A CHEERFUL PESSIMIST – BRISTOL, 4 JUNE. For the record, I spoke at this 5x15 event giving one of five 15-minute talks. #
  • SCIENCE IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD – EDINBURGH, 5 April. In discussion with Anne Glover, former Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission, Yasmin Sulaiman at the Edinburgh International Science Festival at 8pm. Full details and booking here. #

What is Microphilosophy?

Small thoughts about big subjects; big thoughts about small things; seeds of thought, scatttered to either take root or not; plus short links to longer work. Microphilosophy is the website of the writer Julian Baggini.

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