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When Derek Parfit published, it mattered

For Derek Parfit, getting it right was more important than getting it out, to the frustration of publishers and editors but to the long-term benefit of readers and scholars. When he published, it mattered, and so as a philosopher, he is one of the few of his generation who unquestionably mattered.

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  • THE WONDERS AND CHALLENGES OF HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT – 18 JANUARY, LONDON. Taking part in the day-long event at the Science Museum debating the ethics of space travel. Details and booking here. #
  • INTERVIEW IN SYMPOSION JOURNAL. Talking about philosophy and food. "The key to enjoying life is therefore to be able to cultivate a deep and keen appreciation of the pleasures of the moment while at the same time allowing them to pass without regret." Read here. #
  • TODAY – BBC RADIO 4. Talking about Derek Parfit, who died on New Year's Day. Listen again for a limited time at 02:43:00. #
  • PHILOSOPHY IN THE BOOKSHOP – OXFORD, 7 JANUARY. Nigel Warburton will be talking to me about The Edge of Reason at Blackwells at 11:00. Full details here. #
  • REASON, POPULISM AND THE THREAT TO DEMOCRACY – 7 DECEMBER. For the record, I gave this talk for the Saclay Forum for Philosophy in Paris, a collaboration between the HEC Languages and Culture Department, and the École Centrale Paris. Comments are open below for those who came. #

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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