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Is Truth a Political Luxury?

It is easy to profess allegiance to the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, but in a world where opponents are using every trick in the book to defeat you, can anyone afford to be so high-minded?

News and Events

  • VARIOUS EVENTS IN BRUSSELS – 22/23 OCTOBER. All related to my most recent book on truth. On Sunday at 2pm I’m leading a Superdemocracy discussion group at the Belgian Senate. On Monday at 7pm there is a public lecture at the Muntpunt library, followed by a Full Circle dinner at the same venue. In the afternoon at 5:15 there is also a Teen Talk. #
  • AN EVENING WITH JULIAN BAGGINI – ST ANDREWS, 2 NOVEMBER. I'll be "interrogating the borders of fact and rationality" in Topping's bookshop at 8pm. Full 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 #
  • JOURNALISM, POLITICS AND FAKE NEWS: NEW PERSPECTIVES – MOUNT STEWART, 14 OCTOBER. A BBC Northern Ireland event with John Lloyd. All tickets allocated at the moment but more info 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. #

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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