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Baggini, Julian

Works: 120 works in 327 publications in 5 languages and 12,028 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  History  Miscellanea  Juvenile works  Popular works  Introductions  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: BD431, 100
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Most widely held works by Julian Baggini
What's it all about? philosophy and the meaning of life by Julian Baggini ( )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,424 WorldCat member 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
What more philosophers think by Julian Baggini ( )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,337 WorldCat member 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
Great thinkers A-Z ( )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member 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
The philosopher's toolkit : a compendium of philosophical concepts and methods by Julian Baggini ( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An introduction to philosophy describes effective and accurate argumentative techniques
Atheism : a very short introduction by Julian Baggini ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member 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 )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member 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
Philosophy : key themes by Julian Baggini ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy: Key Themes is a beginner's guide to understanding and critiquing philosophical arguments. Each chapter introduces one of the major themes in philosophy. Baggini's approach combines explanation with summary while encouraging the reader to question the arguments and positions presented
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 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers one hundred philosophical puzzles that stimulate thought on a host of moral, social, and personal dilemmas. Taking examples from sources as diverse as Plato and Descartes to Ray Bradbury and Steven Spielberg, author Julian Baggini presents abstract philosophical issues in concrete terms, suggesting possible solutions while encouraging readers to draw their own conclusions. Lively, clever, and thought-provoking, this book is a portable feast for the mind that is sure to satisfy any intellectual appetite.--From publisher description
The ethics toolkit : a compendium of ethical concepts and methods by Julian Baggini ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member 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
Complaint : from minor moans to principled protests by Julian Baggini ( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member 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
Philosophy : key texts by Julian Baggini ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophy can often seem difficult and off-putting to the beginner, who can be intimidated by its jargon and confused by its subtlety of argument. The aim of this book is therefore to act as a no-nonsense guide for the student and general reader, clearly setting out the main arguments and ideas of six of philosophy's most influential texts in such a way that allows the reader to directly engage with them - for you to do philosophy for yourself
Really, really big questions about God, faith, and religion by Julian Baggini ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An unusual and fun introduction to the philosophy, ethics and meaning behind different kinds of belief. It explores tricky, strange and often unanswered questions such as Do miracles really happen? What do gods look like? Do all religions have a rule book? and How do things become sacred? Expand your spiritual knowledge!"-- Editorial reviews
The pig that wants to be eaten : and ninety-nine other thought experiments by Julian Baggini ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents 100 thought experiments - short scenarios which pose a problem in a vivid and concrete way - and invites readers to think about possible answers for him/herself. This book includes experiments that cover identity, religion, art, ethics, language, knowledge and more
Should you judge this book by its cover? : 100 fresh takes on familiar sayings and quotations by Julian Baggini ( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is it always better to practise what you preach? To do as the Romans do? To be safe, not sorry? In "Should you judge this book by its cover?" philosopher Julian Baggini takes on homespun wisdom, challenging us to think again about the well-worn sayings and phrases we use every day. Full of short, stimulating capsules of defiantly clear thinking, this entertaining collection makes a thought-provoking read for anyone aho believes that a little learning ist a dangerous thing
New british philosophy ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ego trick by Julian Baggini ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Are you still the person who lived fifteen, ten or five years ago? Fifteen, ten or five minutes ago? Can you plan for your retirement if the you of thirty years hence is in some sense a different person? What and who is the real you? Does it remain constant over time and place, or is it something much more fragmented and fluid? Is it known to you, or are you as much a mystery to yourself as others are to you?With his usual wit, infectious curiosity and bracing scepticism, Julian Baggini sets out to answer these fundamental and unsettling questions. His fascinating quest draws on the history of philosophy, but also anthropology, sociology, psychology and neurology; he talks to theologians, priests, allegedly reincarnated Lamas, and delves into real-life cases of lost memory, personality disorders and personal transformation; and, candidly and engagingly, he describes his own experiences. After reading The Ego Trick, you will never see yourself in the same way again
Welcome to everytown : a journey into the English mind by Julian Baggini ( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member 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 )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New British philosophy : the interviews by Julian Baggini ( Book )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A unique snapshot of philosophy in Great Britain today, comprising sixteen fascinating interviews with some of Britain's top working philosophers on topics from music to the mind and feminism to the future of philosophy
Ethics by Julian Baggini ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Badžīni, Džulians, 1968-
Baggini, J. G.
جوليان باجيني، 1968-
バジーニ, ジュリアン
English (161)
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Spanish (1)
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