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At its worst, a pseudonym is a desperate necessity, the only means of writing as yourself. At its best, it is a freely chosen way of writing as another or extending oneself. The world-views that determine which form of pseudonym prevails are fundamentally opposed in values.

News and Events

  • THE FREE THOUGHT PROPHET VIDEO. A fun, informal chat about one of the thorniest problems in philosophy with two real enthusiasts. Watch here. #
  • BBC RADIO FOUR – SUNDAY. I was on this week's programme discussing whether human rights have a specifically Christian basis with Nick Spencer. Listen here (around 36:00). #
  • THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. One for the record: I was quoted on Tuesday's Thought for the Day on Radio Four. Stranger things have happened, but not many. #
  • A CELEBRATION OF HILARY PUTNAM – LONDON, 8 NOVEMBER. I'm on a panel at a Forum for European Philosophy event "Brain in a Vat and Other Stories" at the LSE with Jesper Kallestrup, Chris Norris, Sarah Sawyer and Peter Dennis (Chair). Full details here. #
  • THE EDGE OF REASON – BIRMINGHAM, 28 OCTOBER. Talking about my new book at Birmingham's Waterstones store. The £3 entry can be redeemed against a copy of the book on the night. 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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