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Julian Baggini

Writer and Philosopher,

Julian Baggini is a writer and philosopher. His latest book is The Godless Gospel: Was Jesus a Great Moral Teacher? (2020).

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Joy in the task | Aeon
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Food and drink

Joy in the task

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

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Recipe for success | Aeon
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Food and drink

Recipe for success

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

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Super excited | Aeon
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Mood and emotion

Super excited

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

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A taste of the divine | Aeon
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Food and drink

A taste of the divine

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

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The death of my father | Aeon
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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?

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The vegan carnivore? | Aeon
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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

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I still love Kierkegaard | Aeon
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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

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To tip or not to tip? | Aeon
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Food and 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?

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The madeleine effect | Aeon
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Childhood and 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

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Bibliocide | Aeon
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Education

Bibliocide

They were mouldy, unread and long out of date.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

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Why I never want to dress up in black tie again | Aeon
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Political philosophy

Why I never want to dress up in black tie again

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Life-and-death thought experiments are correctly unsolvable | Aeon
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Values and beliefs

Life-and-death thought experiments are correctly unsolvable

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