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Julian Baggini

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The Great Guide, with Julian Baggini

The Booking Club

In this enthralling book, Julian Baggini masterfully interweaves biography with intellectual history and philosophy to give us a complete vision of 18th century Scottish philosopher David Hume’s guide to life. He follows Hume on his life’s journey, literally walking in the great philosopher’s footsteps as Baggini takes readers to the places that inspired Hume the most, from his family estate near the Scottish border to Paris, where, as an older man, he was warmly embraced by French society. Baggini shows how Hume put his philosophy into practice in a life that blended reason and passion, study and leisure, and relaxation and enjoyment. (Princeton University Press) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


24 Sep 2021

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Julian Baggini | The Great Guide: What David Hume Can Teach Us About Being Human and Living Well

In Search of Wisdom

In this episode, I speak to Julian Baggini the author of The Great Guide: What David Hume Can Teach Us on Being Human and Living Well and How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy. Julian is a philosopher, writer, and author of more than 20 books covering a wide range of topics. In the conversation, Julian and I discuss:What we can learn from David HumeHow to be open mindedThe limits of human understandingThe wisdom of experiencePerception of mind and much moreConnect with Julian Baggini:Homepage: julianbaggini.com/Twitter: twitter.com/JulianBagginiInstagram: instagram.com/julianbaggini/Follow In Search of Wisdom:Twitter: twitter.com/searchofwisdomInstagram: instagram.com/searchofwisdompodcastSign-up for The PATH our free newsletter (short reflections on wisdom). 


11 Aug 2021

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Julian Baggini: What David Hume Can Teach Us about Being Human and Living Well | STM Podcast #97

Seize The Moment Podcast

On episode 97, Leon chats with philosopher Julian Baggini about the philosophy and wisdom of David Hume, focusing on why he believed we could accept knowing things without knowing their foundations, the natural limitations of reason and need for intellectual humility, the importance of understanding human nature in order to form a coherent system of ethics, the incoherence of the concept of free-will and how we can maintain a sense of agency even if our choices are causally determined, the complexity and inherent contradictions of human personalities, why the rational and emotional aspects of our minds are systems that need and check one another, and Hume's psychological perceptions, which were later supported by modern scientific research. Julian Baggini - ► Website | https://www.julianbaggini.com/ ► Twitter | https://twitter.com/JulianBaggini ► Books | https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691205434/the-great-guide Where you can find us: | Seize The Moment Podcast | ► Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/SeizeTheMoment ► Twitter | https://twitter.com/seize_podcast ► Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/seizethemoment

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24 Jun 2021

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Let's Talk About How the World Thinks! With Julian Baggini

Meet the Macs

An Intellectual Johnny AppleseedJulian Baggini is no musician, he’s a philosopher, a journalist and writer (The Godless Gospel, Babette’s Feast, How the World Thinks, A Short History of Truth…). But he knows how to make music. It’s about awareness of otherness, he says, attention to underlying unity. Spin the knobs, adjust your value sets, create more tolerance, nothing is completely alien. Julian’s ideas resonate across domains and make for captivating conversation. Sharing small thoughts about big things and big thoughts about small things, our conversation touched on ballet, the NHS, comparative philosophy, jazz and, oh yes – leadership and ethics.Along the way, we discuss what Covid has exposed in individuals and society. Our culture, for example, hasn’t equipped us for transience. And the myth of self-sufficiency has blinded us to how the individual and the collective intertwine. Cutting yourself off makes you less creative; it’s precisely collaboration that allows for the expression of individuality. You never really piss in just your end of the pool.Julian mentions the embarrassment of non-awareness - that there’s more than one way to be intellectual and rational. The history of western thought is NOT the history of thought, he emphasizes. The attempt to understand the world by applying reason, without religion or mythology, has been underway for centuries, everywhere. And while admitting that philosophy is a luxury – requiring time to think – this generous intellectual Johnny Appleseed forged ahead, scattering seeds of thought everywhere along the way. I wish we could have elaborated on his view of universal basic income. Join us. Stay tuned!About Julian Baggini:www.julianbaggini.comIf you like to know more about Fief Macrander and her Leadership Programs:www.Fiefmacrander.comfief@fiefmacrander.com


8 Apr 2021

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When Belief Dies #44 - 'A Humility to Life' with Julian Baggini

When Belief Dies

The video version of this conversation can be found here. Sam is joined by Julian Baggini. Julian is a British philosopher, journalist and author of over 20 books about philosophy written for a general audience. In this episode, we talk about philosophy, Christianity, purpose, value, death and depression. You can find/follow Julian here: Website Twitter We hope you enjoy our show. When Belief Dies aims to honestly reflect on faith, religion and life. We blog and podcast. Your support on Patreon enables us to cover the costs of running this show and look to the future to make things even better as we build upon what we already have in the works. Please take a look and consider giving. Alternatively, you can support the show with a one-off gift via PayPal. Use this link to navigate to the website, to find us on social media and anywhere else we might be present online. #Podcast #Deconstruction #God #Agnostic #Christian #Atheism #Apologetics #Audio #Question #Exvangelical #Deconversion #SecularGrace #Exchristian


7 Apr 2021

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Was Jesus A Great Moral Teacher? With Julian Baggini and Mark Mardell

Intelligence Squared

Even if we don't believe that Jesus was the son of God, we tend to think he was a great moral teacher. But was he? And how closely do idealised values such as our love of the family, helping the needy, and the importance of kindness, match Jesus's original tenets? In this week's episode Julian Baggini challenges our assumptions on Christian values with some surprising insights on who Jesus really was. The episode was hosted by former BBC Broadcaster and journalist Mark Mardell.  To buy Julian's book The Godless Gospel click here: https://amzn.to/31zejC2 Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/intelligencesquared.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


30 Mar 2021

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The Godless Gospel - Julian Baggini

Digital Gnosis

In this episode I talk to atheist philosopher, Julian Baggini, about his latest book, The Godless Gospel, which tries to approach the ethical teachings of Jesus from a secular perspective to find out if he really was a good moral teacher. Julian's website and book can be found here: https://www.julianbaggini.com/​ Consider supporting what I do by becoming a Patron: https://bit.ly/2sTITYQ​  Join the Discord server for after show chats: https://discord.gg/qjrUsTa ​Writing        https://nathanormond.wordpress.com​ Twitter        https://twitter.com/nath_ormond​​ Twitch        https://www.twitch.tv/digitalgnosis​


20 Feb 2021

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How Cultures Think, with Julian Baggini

On Opinion

"By gaining greater knowledge of how others think, we can become less certain of the knowledge we think we have, which is always the first step to greater understanding"It goes without saying that the way we think is embedded in our own time and culture. The same is true even of Philosophers: our 'professional' thinkers. Julian Baggini's How the World Thinks is an exploration of the world's non-Western philosophical traditions (China, Japan, India, Islam and the oral traditions of Africa and elsewhere) - how they differ, what they can teach us.Nothing deflates western philosophy's claims to universalism so much as seeing how deeply embedded they are in time and place.Baggini looks at four epistemological areas across each philosophical tradition:How we think we knowHow we understand the workings of the worldHow we understand ourselves in the worldWhat we see as the 'Good Life'From the Confucian ideal of Harmony, the interplay of Falsafa and Kalam in the Islamic world, the Indian principle of Pratyaksa and ideas around Karma in numerous cosmologies, listen to Julian and Turi discuss how very differently we all see the world:Truth-seeking vs Way SeekingProgress vs TraditionFreedom vs HarmonyIntimacy vs IntegrityAnd how the way we see the world impacts what we do to it - from the development of empirical science to the rise of capitalism, populism and today's atomised society."An insider is like a fish in a fishbowl," said Xu Zhiyuan, "unable to see the exact shape of its surroundings even though those surroundings are perfectly clear to everyone else." Come take a step outside.Works Cited:Derek Parfit, Reason and PersonsThomas Kasulis, Intimacy or IntegrityJulian BagginiDr. Julian Baggini is a philosopher, journalist and the author of over 20 books about philosophy written for a general audience. He is co-founder of The Philosopher's Magazine and a patron of Humanists UK.More on this episodeLearn all about the Parlia Podcast here.Meet Turi Munthe: https://www.parlia.com/u/TuriLearn more about the Parlia project here: https://www.parlia.com/aboutAnd visit us at: https://www.parlia.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


13 Jan 2021

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Was Jesus a great moral teacher or something more? Julian Baggini and Skye Jethani


Atheist philosopher Julian Baggini and Christian author Skye Jethani discuss whether the teachings of Jesus Christ can be separated from his claims to divinity. For Julian’s new book The Godless Gospel https://www.julianbaggini.com/the-godless-gospel/ For Skye’s new book What’s Wrong With Religion? https://skyejethani.com/ and his podcast The Holy Post https://www.holypost.com/ USA listeners check out our new USA website for exclusive resources: www.unbelievable.show Subscribe to our newsletter and receive the free Unbelievable? e-book ‘In Conversation With…’ https://www.premier.org.uk/Unbelievablenewsletter Support the show and receive all the videos sessions from Unbelievable? USA 2019 https://resources.premier.org.uk/supportunbelievable For more faith debates visit http://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/Unbelievable Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UnbelievableJB Twitter https://twitter.com/unbelievablejb Insta https://www.instagram.com/justin.brierley 

1hr 29mins

13 Nov 2020

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A Philosopher’s Duty? | Julian Baggini

Philosophy For Our Times

Should it be a philosopher’s duty to discuss politics? And how can philosophy be used to improve public life? This week we’re discussing the roles and responsibilities of philosophers and the everyday applications of philosophy. Julian Baggini is a philosopher, journalist and the author of philosophy books for a general audience. He is co-founder of The Philosophers' Magazine and has written for international newspapers and magazines.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


15 Sep 2020