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China dog meat festival

This piece for CNN has already generated so much criticism which completely misrepresents the article that I feel it necessary to point out to anyone interested in reading it that it should be clear that I do not support any cruelty to any animals and I do not defend the festival.

News and Events

  • PHILOSOPHIE MAGAZINE – Que signifie le choix du peuple anglais de sortir de l’Union européenne ? Au lendemain du référendum sur le Brexit, le philosophe britannique Julian Baggini, écrivain cofondateur, livre sur le vif ses craintes pour le Royaume-Uni et pour l’Europe. Read here. #
  • HAS BRITAIN FALLEN PREY TO POPULISM? I contributed my ha'penny worth to Prospect's blog on this question. Read here. #
  • PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY CONFERENCE – LONDON, 9 JULY. Speaking at this Existential Academy event. Full programme and booking here. #
  • STOKE NEWINGTON LITERARY FESTIVAL – 4 JUNE. The philosophy of chocolate, with Cocoa Runners. "Chocolate will be provided." Details and booking here. #
  • Q&A – ABC (AUSTRALIA). I was on this live current affairs panel discussion programme on 16 May, with Kate Tempest, Jean-Christophe Rufin, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Emma Sky. Available to watch again until 30 May 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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