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It’s the circle of life – starting September

Summer has ended, and with it the time of year when we most typically relax and try to enjoy ourselves. The shortening of the days seems to be a message to start getting serious again. So perhaps it’s no coincidence this is the traditional time to start a course of learning, formal or informal.

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  • 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. #
  • ANTHONY GOTTLIEB AT THE LONDON REVIEW BOOKSHOP, 14 SEPTEMBER. An evening of conversation about the history of philosophy, and how to write about it for a popular audience, at 7pm. Details here. #
  • SALON @ FESTIVAL NO.6 – PORTMEIRION, 4 SEPTEMBER. Giving a talk on the Tao of Jazz own the Sunday. Who knows at what time – this is jazz, after all. (Some) details here. #
  • FT WEEKEND LIVE – LONDON, 3 SEPTEMBER. Taking part in the panel discussion "Time: the ultimate luxury?" with Nick Foulkes, Contributing Editor, How to Spend It, Christian Selmoni, Creative Director, Vacheron Constantin; and Simon Garfield, Author. More details 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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