Julian Baggini

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Julian Baggini
Julian Baggini-1.jpg
Baggini in 2014
Born 1968 (age 46–47)
Nationality British
Education PhD in philosophy (1996)
Alma mater University College London
Occupation Philosopher, writer
Website www.julianbaggini.com

Julian Baggini (born 1968) is a British philosopher, and the author of several books about philosophy written for a general audience. He wrote The Pig that Wants to be Eaten and 99 other thought experiments (2005)[1] and is co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Philosophers' Magazine.[2] He was awarded his PhD in 1996 from University College London for a thesis on the philosophy of personal identity. He contributes to a variety of newspapers, magazines and BBC radio.


  • Freedom Regained: The Possibility of Free Will - Granta Books, 2015
  • The Ego Trick: What Does It Mean To Be You? - Granta Books, 2011
  • Should You Judge This Book by Its Cover? - Granta, 2009
  • The Duck That Won the Lottery: And 99 Other Bad Arguments (published in paperback in UK as Do They Think You're Stupid?) - Granta, 2008 ISBN 978-1-84708-083-7
  • Complaint: From Minor Moans to Principled Protests - Profile Books, 2008. ISBN 978-1-84668-057-1
  • Welcome to Everytown: a journey into the English mind - Granta, 2007.
  • The Ethics Toolkit: A Compendium of Ethical Concepts and Methods, Blackwell, 2007 (co-written with Peter S. Fosl) ISBN 978-1-4051-3231-2
  • Do You Think What You Think You Think? - Granta, 2006 (co-written with Stangroom, J.)
  • The Pig that Wants to be Eaten and 99 other thought experiments - Granta, 2005.
  • What’s It All about? Philosophy and the meaning of life - Granta, 2004.
  • Making Sense: Philosophy Behind the Headlines - Oxford University Press, 2002.
  • Atheism: A Very Short Introduction - Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 978-0-19-280424-2
  • Philosophy: Key Themes - Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
  • Philosophy: Key Texts - Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.
  • The Philosopher's Toolkit: A Compendium of Philosophical Concepts and Methods - Blackwell, 2002 (co-written with Peter S. Fosl) ISBN 978-1-4051-9018-3
  • Great Thinkers A-Z - Continuum, 2004 (co-written with Stangroom, J. (eds.))
  • What Philosophers Think - Continuum, 2003 (co-written with Stangroom, J. (eds.))
  • New British Philosophy: The interviews - Routledge, 2002 (co-written with L.Alpeart (eds.)).


  1. ^ Law, Stephen (2 September 2005). "Food for thought". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Profile: Julian Baggini". BBC Online. Retrieved 16 March 2012. 

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