did we find ourselves in a ‘post-truth’ world of lies, deception, and
‘alternative facts’? And can we get out of it? Philosopher Julian
Baggini sets out to answer these questions by looking at the complex
history of truth and falsehood. He takes us through different types of
supposed and real truths and explains there is no one type of truth
that we can rely on unquestioningly. That, however, does not mean the
truth can never be established. Truth has become much less plain and
simple, but people have not ceased to believe in it. Attaining truth is
an achievement we need to work for. Baggini provides us with all we
need to restore faith in the value and possibility of truth. A needed
antidote for all truth-seekers.
information - October 23rd
7-8PM Public Lecture
A free public lecture on his new book ‘A Short History of Truth’
Location: Muntpunt library, Agora 0, Place de la Monnaie 6, 1000
Tickets: Register here.
Full Circle Dinner Debate
An intimate, interactive, and thought-provoking talk by Julian Baggini
over dinner with stimulating discussion, among friends – old and new –
around the table. Full meal and drinks included.
- 8-8.30pm: Starter followed by talk
Registration is compulsory.
- 9pm: Main course followed by moderated debate
Brussels location announced 48H before the event.
Tickets: €45-95 BOOK HERE
(Early bird tickets and reductions available)
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Julian Baggini is a British philosopher, and the author of several
books about philosophy written for a general audience. He is co-founder
and editor-in-chief of The Philosophers’ Magazine, and also writes and
broadcasts for The Guardian and the BBC. He has written for numerous
newspapers and magazines, as well as for the think tanks The Institute
of Public Policy Research, Demos and Counterpoint.
A History of Truth: Consolations for a post-truth world (2017), Freedom
Regained: The Possibility of Free Will (2015), The Ego Trick (2012),
Should You Judge This Book by Its Cover? (2009), Welcome to Everytown:
a journey into the English mind (2007), The Pig that Wants to be Eaten
and 99 other thought experiments (2005), What’s It All about?
Philosophy and the meaning of life (2004), Atheism: A Very Short
Julian Baggini’s website,
The Philosophers’ Magazine,
Baggini’s articles on The Guardian