Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit Invited Speaker Series 2018/19
In his latest book, Dr Julian Baggini explores key concepts in the world’s philosophical tradition. In this talk, he will argue that a lot of apparently outdated, pre-scientific metaphysics actually provides useful and insightful ways of understanding the world. Ideas concerning time, qi, yin yang, emptiness and such can be understood as tools of phenomenological metaphysics, not proto-science.
Dr Julian Baggini is the author, co-author or editor of over 20 books including The Virtues of the Table, The Ego Trick, Freedom Regained and, most recently, How The World Thinks (all Granta). He was the founding editor of The Philosophers’ Magazine and has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, as well as for the think tanks The Institute of Public Policy Research, Demos and Counterpoint. He has also appeared as a character in two Alexander McCall-Smith novels. His website is http://www.microphilosophy.net.
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