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Should we seek material security?

Americans are the 10th richest people on earth, yet as a recent Gallup-Healthways report puts it, the country has “good-but-not-great wellbeing compared with the rest of the world”. Many people think they know why...

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  • DIVERTIMENTI CULINARY SALON - LONDON, 4 NOVEMBER. Really looking forward to this one. Tim Haywood chairs a discussion with me, Daniel Doherty Simon Hopkinson and Fay Maschler. Full details here. #
  • LITERARY SPEED-DATING - OXFORD, 30 OCTOBER. Another event I failed to post here until after it took place. I am a little better at advertising talks on my twitter feed. #
  • BRAINWASH - AMSTERDAM, 25 OCTOBER. Enjoyed speaking at this festival. #
  • RELIGION, FOOD AND THE GOOD LIFE - CHURCH STRETTON, 21 OCTOBER, 19:30. "Religious traditions sometimes celebrate food and eating in feasts, but they also often promote abstinence, moderation and asceticism. Julian will argue that religion gets some things right and some things wrong about the pleasures and virtues of eating, and in this talk he’ll try to unpick the good from the bad." Full details here. #
  • KRACHTVOER - ANTWERP, 19 OCTOBER, 14:00. Julian Baggini is een Britse filosoof die weet hoe hij moet eten. Hij zakt af vanuit Londen om tijdens KRACHTVOER een aantal begrippen in vraag te stellen die wij gemakshalve graag als zaligmakend zien: biologisch, lokaal en seizoensgebonden. Hij grijpt ons bij de kraag en doet ons nadenken over ons jargon. Een filosofische wakkerschudding voor kritische foodies. (Voertaal Engels - thank goodness). Full details 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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