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Julian Baggini - Keynote Speaker

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Julian Baggini

Leading philosopher and public intellectual 

Speaker Themes

  • How culture shapes the way people around the world think

  • Confucius on management

  • How ideas flow

  • Corporate culture and ethics: why rules aren’t enough

  • What is identity?

  • Critical thinking, taste and judgement

  • How to think like a philosopher

  • The ethics, culture and value of food

Travels From

London/Bristol, UK



Dr. Julian Baggini is one of the UK’s best-known philosophers and public intellectuals.

He is Academic Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy (UK) and author, co-author and/or editor of over 20 books, most recently How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy (2018).

Other books include Ethics: The Big Questions; and The Ethics Toolkit: A Compendium of Ethical Concepts and Methods.

Julian regularly writes for national and international newspapers and magazines, such as The Times, The Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, Independent, Financial Times, Prospect, New Statesman, Literary Review, Fabian Review, Psychologies and Chronicle of Higher Education.

He is co-founder of The Philosophers’ Magazine and has given talks for the World Intellectual Property Organisiation at the UN in Geneva, the Global Education & Skills Forum, the Royal Society of Arts, the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers, the European Parliament and the Dutch Bioethics Association, amongst others.

Julian’s TED talk on self and identity has had over 1.3 million views. He has worked with think tanks such as The Institute of Public Policy Research, Demos and Counterpoint.  He is a member of the Food Ethics Council and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Kent, which also awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters degree in 2018.


An engaging and articulate speaker, Julian brilliantly shows how the lens of philosophy can provide valuable insights for businesses, from geopolitics to leadership, corporate culture, creativity and critical thinking.


What makes you, you? Is it how you think of yourself, how others think of you, or something else entirely? In this talk, Julian Baggini draws from philosophy and neuroscience to give a surprising answer (2015)

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? Julian discusses his latest book “How The World Thinks” (2018)