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Julian Baggini
Writer

Julian Baggini is a writer and founding editor of The Philosophers’ Magazine. His latest book is A Short History of Truth (2017).

Essays
11
Ideas
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Conversations
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Essay/Fairness & Equality

In defence of hierarchy

As a society we have forgotten how to talk about the benefits of hierarchy, expertise and excellence. It's time we remembered

Stephen C Angle, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Julian Baggini and others

Idea/Values & Beliefs

Life-and-death thought experiments are correctly unsolvable

Julian Baggini

Essay/Food & Drink

Recipe for success

Who should we admire more: the Michelin-starred chef with his teams and glamour, or the unsung but brilliant cook?

Julian Baggini

Idea/Political Philosophy

Why I never want to dress up in black tie again

Julian Baggini

Essay/Food & Drink

To tip or not to tip?

Rude in Tokyo, rude not to in New York – tipping mystifies tourists, economists and anthropologists. Should we stop?

Julian Baggini

Essay/Digital Culture

Super excited

Does relentless enthusiasm really help the world, or should generation TED learn to take a more sceptical view?

Julian Baggini

Essay/Childhood & Adolescence

The madeleine effect

Why is the smell and taste of some foods so evocative of the past? I spent a day eating childhood favourites to find out

Julian Baggini

Essay/Biotechnology

The vegan carnivore?

It’s made in a lab, no factory farms and no killing, but it’s still meat. Looks like we’ll need a whole new food ethics

Julian Baggini

Essay/Death

The death of my father

When someone close to you dies, the very fabric of your life is ripped to shreds. Is philosophy any consolation?

Julian Baggini

Essay/History of Ideas

I still love Kierkegaard

He is the dramatic thunderstorm at the heart of philosophy and his provocation is more valuable than ever

Julian Baggini

Essay/Education

Bibliocide

They were mouldy, unread and long out of date. So why did I feel so bad about burning my Britannicas?

Julian Baggini

Essay/Food & Drink

Joy in the task

Even the finest restaurants are serving coffee made with capsules. Have we lost faith in the human touch?

Julian Baggini

Essay/Beauty & Aesthetics

A taste of the divine

An exquisite, luxurious meal is an ephemeral pleasure – but perhaps that’s the point. So is the human condition

Julian Baggini

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