212. How the World Thinks: Julian Baggini

What we call ‘philosophy’ here in the West isn’t even half the story. Popular philosopher Julian Baggini argues we can’t begin to understand other cultures (or ourselves) until we examine the software their minds work on. Exploring Buddha, the Upanishads and Confucius he considers why importing democracy to totalitarian states rarely works, what harmony means in China and why an overemphasis on individualistic ideas exists in the West. Author of the bestselling The Pig that Wants to be Eaten, Baggini’s TV and radio appearances include Newsnight, The Big Questions, Today and Start the Week.

 

Event Details

    • Date: Saturday 13th October
    • Time: 5:45 pm
  • VenueIlkley Playhouse - Wildman
  • Price£7.00/£5.00 concessions
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