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Baggini, Julian

Works: 95 works in 437 publications in 10 languages and 13,649 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Interviews  Juvenile works  Introductions  Popular works  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Creator, ed
Classifications: BC177, 100
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Most widely held works by Julian Baggini
The philosopher's toolkit : a compendium of philosophical concepts and methods by Julian Baggini( Book )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to philosophy describes effective and accurate argumentative techniques
Atheism : a very short introduction by Julian Baggini( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Korean and held by 981 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
Philosophy : key themes by Julian Baggini( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 931 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
What's it all about? : philosophy and the meaning of life by Julian Baggini( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the search for the answer to the meaning of life breaks down the six answers people commonly suggest when considering what life is all about and shows that the search for meaning is personal
Making sense : philosophy behind the headlines by Julian Baggini( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 631 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?"--Jacket
What philosophers think( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 606 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 by Julian Baggini( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great thinkers A-Z brings together 101 lively and concise snapshots of the people who have shaped Western thought from ancient times to today. The key figures from all major Western philosophical traditions and periods are here. Also included are other major thinkers, such as Freud, Darwin and Einstein, Who, while not philosphers themseleves, have nevertheless had a major impact on philosophy. Togehter, these snapshots offer a full and fascinating overview of Western philosophy. Each entry locates a philosopher in their historical and intellectual context: provides a clear account of their principal writings and ideas: assesses their impact and importance; illustrates how they influenced, and were influenced by other, other philosophers; and gives suggestions for further reading. Great Thinkers A-Z is the ideal book for anyone interested in the history of Western thought and a valuable reference resource for students of philosophy and related disciplines
The pig that wants to be eaten : 100 experiments for the armchair philosopher by Julian Baggini( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 416 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 )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 399 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."--Jacket
Complaint : from minor moans to principled protests by Julian Baggini( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 348 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
The pig that wants to be eaten : and ninety-nine other thought experiments by Julian Baggini( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 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
New british philosophy by Julian Baggini( Book )

16 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 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
Do you think what you think you think? : the ultimate philosophical handbook by Julian Baggini( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the gray areas in your gray matter'philosophical brainteasers from the bestselling author of The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten Is your brain ready for a thorough philosophical health check' The author of the international bestseller The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten and his fellow founding editor of The Philosopher's Magazine have some thought-provoking questions about your thinking: Is what you believe coherent and consistent'or a jumble of contradictions' If you could design a God, what would He, She, or It be like' And how will you fare on the tricky terrain of ethics when your taboos are under the spotlight' Here are a dozen philosophical quizzes guaranteed to make armchair philosophers uncomfortably shift in their seats. The answers will reveal what you really think'and it may not be what you thought. Fun, challenging, and surprising, this book will enable you to discover the you you never knew you were
Freedom regained : the possibility of free will by Julian Baggini( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's a question that has puzzled philosophers and theologians for centuries and is at the heart of numerous political, social, and personal concerns: Do we have free will? In this cogent and compelling book, Julian Baggini explores the concept of free will from every angle, blending philosophy, sociology, and cognitive science to find rich new insights on the intractable questions that have plagued us. Are we products of our culture, or free agents within it? Are our neural pathways fixed early on by a mixture of nature and nurture, or is the possibility of comprehensive, intentional psychological change always open to us? And what, exactly, are we talking about when we talk about freedom anyway? Freedom Regained brings the issues raised by the possibilities--and denials--of free will to thought-provoking life, drawing on scientific research and fascinating encounters with everyone from artists to prisoners to dissidents. He looks at what it means for us to be material beings in a universe of natural laws. He asks if there is any difference between ourselves and the brains from which we seem never able to escape. He throws down the wildcards and plays them to the fullest: What about art? What about addiction? What about twins? And he asks, of course, what this all means for politics. Ultimately, Baggini challenges those who think free will is an illusion. Moving from doubt to optimism to a hedged acceptance of free will, he ultimately lands on a satisfying conclusion: it is something we earn. The result is a highly engaging, new, and more positive understanding of our sense of personal freedom, a freedom that is definitely worth having."--Publisher's description
Really, really big questions about God, faith, and religion by Julian Baggini( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 263 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 ego trick by Julian Baggini( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a rapid-fire selection of short, stimulating and entertaining capsules of philosophy from Julian Baggini. Baggini applies his philosophical scalpel to famous sayings, proverbs and pieces of homespun wisdom in this book
The virtues of the table : how to eat and think by Julian Baggini( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eten staat in het centrum van de belangstelling - met culinaire hypes, bestsellers van topchefs en kritische debatten over de voedselindustrie. We willen lekker, gezond en verantwoord eten, niet te veel betalen en hebben weinig tijd. Maar hoe doen we dat: goed eten? Julian Baggini neemt ons mee op een filosofische reis langs onze culinaire gewoonten en stelt vragen als: hoe verhoudt de kennis uit een kookboek zich tot de praktische wijsheid van een Italiaanse mamma? Hoe doen we verantwoord boodschappen? Wat zegt wat we eten over onszelf? Kun je vlees eten met compassie? Scherp en toegankelijk geschreven, en gelardeerd met verrukkelijke recepten en verhalen, zet dit boek ons aan het denken - over de deugden van het eten, en de kunst van het genieten
Welcome to everytown : a journey into the English mind by Julian Baggini( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 184 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."--Jacket
The duck that won the lottery : and 99 other bad arguments by Julian Baggini( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Atheism : a very short introduction
Alternative Names
Badžīni, Džulians 1968-

Baggini, J. G.

Julian Baggini Brits filosoof

Джулиан Баггини

جوليان باجينى

جوليان باجيني، 1968-

جولیان بگینی نویسنده و فیلسوف بریتانیایی

줄리안 배기니


バジーニ, ジュリアン


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Atheism : a very short introductionPhilosophy : key themesWhat's it all about? : philosophy and the meaning of lifeMaking sense : philosophy behind the headlinesWhat philosophers thinkGreat thinkers A-ZThe pig that wants to be eaten : 100 experiments for the armchair philosopherThe ethics toolkit : a compendium of ethical concepts and methods