6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Why do our European systems of governments and justice differ so widely from the East? Why is secularism not as powerful a force in the Islamic world as in Europe? How do we understand China? Popular philosopher Julian Baggini is back at Full Circle to speak about his latest, ambitious journey into how the world thinks. He offers a global overview of human thought covering the West, East Asia and the Muslim world and the oft-neglected philosophies transmitted in oral traditions. What we call ‘philosophy’ in the West isn’t even half the story. By gaining greater knowledge of how others think, we can become less certain of the knowledge we think we have, which is the first step to greater understanding.
A relaxed evening of intelligent talk and discussion, over drinks and light food.
Julian Baggini is a British philosopher and author of several books about philosophy written for a general audience, which often link philosophy to the concerns of ordinary life. He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Philosophers’ Magazine, and also writes and broadcasts for The Guardian and the BBC. He has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, as well as for the think tanks The Institute of Public Policy Research, Demos and Counterpoint. He was a founder-member of the Humanist Philosophers’ Group in 1999 and remains a patron of Humanists UK, in particular helping to promote secularism in schools.