Julian Baggini

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Julian Baggini is a British philosopher and the author of several books about philosophy written for a general audience. He is the author of The Pig that Wants to be Eaten and 99 other thought experiments (2005) and is co-founder and editor of The Philosophers' Magazine. He was awarded his Ph.D. in 1996 from University College London for a thesis on the philosophy of personal identity. In addition to his popular philosophy books, Baggini contributes to The Guardian, The Independent, The Observer, and the BBC. He has been a regular guest on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time.

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Roger Scruton: an appreciation

He was sincere in his desire to defend his unfashionable political views and promote robust debate even—especially—of views that were considered taboo. The result was a certain notoriety but he insisted to me in 2009 that “I don’t feel bitter at all. I had a really interesting time being disliked.”

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“Real life is about accepting ups and downs, the good and the bad, the possibility of failure as well as the ambition to succeed. Atheism speaks to the truth about our human nature because it recognizes all this and does not seek to shield us from the truth by myth and superstition”
Julian Baggini

“Morality is more than possible without God, it is entirely independent of him.”
Julian Baggini, Atheism: A Very Short Introduction

“Philosophy without criticism is like hunting deer without a shotgun, so, if you want people to like you, avoid robust philosophical debate.”
Julian Baggini, The Duck That Won the Lottery: and 99 Other Bad Arguments

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