Julian Baggini

Julian Baggini

How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy

FoI at Waterstones/
Thu 04 October 2018

Julian Baggini

How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy

Julian Baggini
Thu 04 October 2018,

Julian Baggini offers a global overview of philosophy, looking at how it developed around the world and impacted the cultures in which it flourished. He shows us how distinct branches of philosophy flowered simultaneously in China, India and Ancient Greece, growing from local myths and stories – and how contemporary cultural attitudes have developed out of the philosophical histories of the regions.

Why do our European systems of governments and justice differ so widely from the East? Why can Islam not easily incorporate secular knowledge? How do we understand China? By gaining greater knowledge of how others think, we can become less certain of the knowledge we think we have, the first step to greater understanding.

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