Most widely held works by Julian Baggini
What's it all about? : philosophy and the meaning of life by Julian Baggini ( Book )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 888 libraries worldwide
The great question of the meaning of life breaks down into a number of different questions, some of which must be answered differently and uniquely. Baggini offers philosophy not as a direct answer to this age-old question, but a method of sorts that gives us the resources for answering these smaller questions.
The philosopher's toolkit : a compendium of philosophical concepts and methods by Julian Baggini ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 811 libraries worldwide
An introduction to philosophy describes effective and accurate argumentative techniques.
Atheism : a very short introduction by Julian Baggini ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 670 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Atheism is often considered to be a negative, dark, and pessimistic belief which is characterized by a rejection of values and purpose and a fierce opposition to religion. Atheism: A Very Short Introduction sets out to dispel the myths that surround atheism and show how a life without religious belief can be positive, meaningful, and moral. It also confronts the failure of officially atheist states in the Twentieth Century. The book presents an intellectual case for atheism that rests as much upon positive arguments for its truth as on negative arguments against religion.
Making sense : philosophy behind the headlines by Julian Baggini ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
"Julian Baggini examines the philosophical issues and disputes that lie behind the news headlines. We read about what is happening in the world, but how do we know what the truth is, or whether there is one 'truth' at all? A president has his private sexual affairs discussed and analysed by everyone, but is someone's private life the proper moral concern of others? A 'war' against terrorism is declared, but what justifies the use of armed forces with its inevitable loss of life?"--BOOK JACKET.
Great thinkers A-Z ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Brings together 100 short, accessible snapshots of the people who have shaped Western thought from the ancient Greeks to today. The snapshots, written by the world's leading experts, describe a major thinker's life and work with suggestions for further reading on each one.
What philosophers think ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 442 libraries worldwide
A collection of interviews with some of the world's leading philosophers and intellectuals on a wide range of issues.
The pig that wants to be eaten : 100 experiments for the armchair philosopher by Julian Baggini ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Complaint : from minor moans to principled protests by Julian Baggini ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Complaint has driven society forward and has lead to the abolition of injustice-- but it is now associated primarily with inconsequential moans and frivolous litigation. Baggini provides a fascinating insight into an essential part of the human condition-- expressing our dissatisfaction.
The ethics toolkit : a compendium of ethical concepts and methods by Julian Baggini ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
"The Ethics Toolkit provides an accessible and engaging compendium of concepts, theories, and strategies relevant to the philosophical practice of ethical reflection and criticism. Following the format of The Philosopher's Toolkit, this volume focuses on ethics, emphasizing philosophical methods and applications as well as various theories and controversies in the area. Written in a style appropriate for use both inside and beyond the classroom, the entries are enlivened through the use of relevant examples, applied explanations, test cases, critical reviews, cross-references, and a helpful appendix. This indispensable resource will encourage students and general readers to think critically about ethics and teach them how to engage intelligently in ethical study, thought, and debate."--BOOK JACKET.
Philosophy : key themes by Julian Baggini ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 243 libraries worldwide
New british philosophy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Philosophy : key texts by Julian Baggini ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
The pig that wants to be eaten : and ninety-nine other thought experiments by Julian Baggini ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Should you judge this book by its cover? : 100 fresh takes on familiar sayings and quotations by Julian Baggini ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Welcome to everytown : a journey into the English mind by Julian Baggini ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
"Philosopher Julian Baggini set out on a quest to discover what the English really think. Not content to rely solely on opinion polls and official surveys, he spent six months in S66, the most typical postcode area in the country." "Living in a semi in Everytown by the junction of a dual carriageway, he starts drinking in his local and makes new friends. The Sun and the Daily Mail become his source of news while Radio Two plays in the background. And he begins to explore people's beliefs, their hopes and fears." "He finds meaning in unlikely places, such as the race course, Indian takeaways, and nightclubs packed with binge-drinkers. He encounters men who are men, women who are women, and children with no idea what they are supposed to be." "His account of his stay in Everytown provides an eye-opening and entertaining look at what it is to be English. It also takes Baggini on an unexpected personal journey of discovery which makes him see his own country through new eyes."--BOOK JACKET.
Do you think what you think you think? : the ultimate philosophical handbook by Julian Baggini ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 164 libraries worldwide
What more philosophers think ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
This is a collection of interviews with some of the world's most important and influential philosophers and intellectuals and leading figures in the arts and politics.
New British philosophy : the interviews ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
The duck that won the lottery : and 99 other bad arguments by Julian Baggini ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
The pig that wants to be eaten : and 99 other thought experiments by Julian Baggini ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
PLAYAWAY Is it right to eat a pig that wants to be eaten? Though experiments are short scenarios that pose a moral or philosophical problem in a vivid and concrete way.
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