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The problem with self-help

Philosophy is not “self-help” in the contemporary sense.

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  • UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE. I’m on the UCL alumni team with Jeremy Bowen, Jessica Curry and Jane Dacre. We beat Leicester in round one and tonight (4 January) we take on Reading (where I got my undergraduate degree!) in the semi-final. BBC Two at 7:30. #
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  • THE HIDDEN WHY PODCAST. Interviewed by Leigh Martinuzzi for his podcast here. #
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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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