“Cats and Compatibilism” Episode #32 Guest: Dr. Julian Baggini

Dr Julian Baggini is the founding editor of The Philosophers’ Magazine. His PhD is on the philosophy of personal identity and he is the author, co-author or editor of over 20 books including The Virtues of the Table, The Ego Trick, Freedom Regained (all published by Granta) and most recently The Edge of Reason (published by Yale University Press). 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 has also appeared as a character in two Alexander McCall-Smith novels.

 

Since the Free Will versus Determinism debate has arisen in several recent episodes, it was really great to talk with an expert in the field. Dr Baggini really was great fun and enormously informative.

 

 

Dr Baggini’s book on compatibilism and more is called “Freedom Regained: The Possibility Of Free Will” and it is available here. During the podcast we also discussed Dr Baggini’s most recent book, which is called “The Edge Of Reason: A Rational Skeptic In An Irrational World” and is available here. You can find Dr Baggini here on Twitter and he also blogs at www.microphilosophy.net.

 

Dr Baggin's books that we discussed
Dr Baggin’s books that we discussed

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