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A crash course in philosophy of that kids will get first

I’ve written a PhD thesis on the self and later a book, and whenever I talk about it I go on about how the most credible and widely accepted theory (among philosophers, at least) is counter-intuitive and hard to grasp. Then some cartoon comes along which makes the key points intelligible to children. Inside Out has turned my world upside down.

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  • BACK TO SCHOOL – LONDON, 14 SEPTEMBER. "Come back to philosophy class for the evening with the teacher you wish you’d had – bestselling author and philosopher Julian Baggini". At Guardian HQ, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Full details and booking here. #
  • THE FREEDOM TO DECIDE – EDINBURGH, 16 AUGUST. My Edinburgh International Book Festival has already sold out. Info on returns here. #
  • DUS IK BEN OVER ETEN = GOED LEVEN – HUMAN, NPO 2. Julian Baggini met Janno Lanjouw, Roel Hermans, Nadia Zerouali, Geert Burema. 17:10, 13-9-2015. Dank u wel! #
  • KENT HUMANISTS – CANTERBURY, 28 JUNE. Talking about The Virtues of the Table at Canterbury Red Cross Hall, at 14:30. Full details here. #
  • NEWSHOUR – BBC WORLD SERVICE, 20 JUNE. I took part in a reasonably long discussion about forgiveness on this programme. Listen again or download podcast 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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