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Can a dog really be brave?

Seeing animals as too like or too unlike ourselves are equal and opposite mistakes. The way to avoid this error is not to imagine that other animals are more human-like than they really are, but to accept that we are more like other animals than we generally believe.

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  • EX LIBRIS LIVE PODCAST. I feature in this episode of the literary game show with Tracy Chevalier, Paul Bassett Davies, Katerina Diamond and host David Freeman. More details here. #
  • INTERVIEW IN 3:AM MAGAZINE. Interviewed on truth and post-truth by Hugh D. Reynolds here. #
  • THE DAO OF JAZZ – LONDON 15 NOVEMBER. "Philosopher Dr Julian Baggini explores the relationship between Jazz and philosophy and reveals what we can learn about how to live, just by listening a little closer." With pianist Clive Dunstall and vocalist Juliet Russell. More information and booking here. #
  • CONSOLATIONS FOR A POST-TRUTH WORLD – York 14 November. Talking at 6:30. Details and booking here. #
  • 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 #

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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