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The pain of IVF

We can't just expect instinctive preferences for the natural to disappear. The best we can do is gently keep push at the limits of the natural and see how far we are willing to go. We just don't know in advance what our limits will be.

News and Events

  • THE POLITICS OF FOOD - GLASGOW, 12 APRIL. Talking at the Aye Write! book festival alongside Compassion in World Farming's Philip Lymbery. 13:30 at the Mitchell Library. Full details here. #
  • WISE WORDS - CANTERBURY, 6 APRIL. I'm giving two talks at this weekend festival. The first, at 2pm, is on my book about the self The Ego Trick, while the second, at 4:30, is about my new one, The Virtues of the Table. #
  • THE VIRTUES OF THE TABLE - OXFORD, 25 MARCH. I failed to post advance information about this event which took place yesterday. Donald Sloan of Oxford Brookes University, led a discussion with me and two of the UK’s most admired chefs, Antonio Carluccio and Michael Caines, to explore our relationship with food. Details, for the record, here. #
  • VIDEO: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION FROM STOICISM FOR EVERYDAY LIFE EVENT. The full round-table discussion (one hour long) from the Stoicism for Everyday Life event at Birkbeck, University of London, on November 30th. Participants included Prof. Chris Gill chairing Julian Baggini, Jules Evans, Antonia Macaro, Richard Sorabji, and Mark Vernon. #
  • WORDS BY THE WATER - KESWICK, 12 March. Talking about what knowing how to eat tells us about how to live, based on book, The Virtues of the Table. Starts at 11. Details and link to 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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