Saturday, 30 April 2011
The Ego Trick
My new book is out. Here I'm going to keep a list of related links. For upcoming talks, click here. Click here to buy from Amazon or The Book Depository.
"In this entertaining, educative and gracefully written book, Julian Baggini explores the question of the nature of the self and in what sense it persists through time. ... This is one of the best, most readable and most stimulating introductions yet written about this intriguing topic. Enjoy, and profit." AC Grayling in the FT.
"Baggini works on a broad canvas, citing Hume and Locke alongside the reflections of sex-change patients and victims of dementia. While leaving the ego in pieces, he gives your mind a thorough workout." One of Maggie Fergusson's picks of the Season in Spring's Intelligent Life
Articles by me
The blurred reality of humanity (Independent, 21 March)
The self: why science is not enough (New Scientist, 12 March)
Ideas for modern living: you (Observer, 13 March)
We’re more than the sum of our pasts (Sunday Herald, 6 March)
Start the Week with Andrew Marr, BBC Radio Four, 2 May
Guardian Science podcast with Alok Jha, 4 April
Nightwaves, BBC Radio Three, 24 March.
The Ego Trick digested into 4 minutes for Ignite Bristol
A longer (20 minute) talk on the book given at the RSA
This short (3 minute) "home movie"introduces the theme.
This talk at the How The Light Gets In festival in Hay focuses on the issue of character.
Video interview by Jules Evans at The Politics of Well-Being blog