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Truth? It’s not just about the facts

From time to time, not very often, it looks as though the world has given philosophy a job to do. Now is such a moment. At last, a big abstract noun – truth – is at the heart of a cultural crisis and philosophers can be called in to sort it out. Send them back...

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  • EX LIBRIS LIVE – OXFORD, 30 OCTOBER. Join Tracy Chevalier, Julian Baggini, Paul Bassett Davies and Katerina Diamond for an evening of bookish bluffing, entertaining chit-chat and outright literary sneakiness as our panel battle it out to win Ex Libris LIVE! More about Ex Libris here and booking here #
  • RELIGION AND ATHEISM: BEYOND THE DIVIDE – SHEFFIELD, 10 OCTOBER. Panel discussion with Anthony Carrol, Angie Hobbs and Richard Norman at Sheffield Cathedral, 19:30. More information and booking here. #
  • BELIEF AND BEYOND BELIEF – LONDON, 23 SEPTEMBER. Taking part in two panel discussions on a day themed "How To Be good". The first at 11:30 is on "Gurus, Gods and Guidance" with  Dr Chetna Chang, Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali and Revd Canon Dr James Walters, chaired by Arifa Akbar. The second, at 16:30, is called "Beyond Good and Evil" and features Coline Covington, Dave Tomlinson, Bana Gora and chair Ike Anya. Full details of the whole day and booking here.t #
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  • THE PHILOSOPHY OF FREE WILL – LONDON, 19 SEPTEMBER. A LDN Talks @ Night event at a "trendy London venue" so you can sup craft ale while tuning in (or out, as you fancy) 7 for 7:30. 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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