Baggini, Julian

How to Think Like a Philosopher: Twelve Key Principles for More Humane, Balanced, and Rational Thinking -- Julian Baggini, Hardcover

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An invitation to the habits of good thinking from philosopher Julian Baggini.

By now, it should be clear: in the face of disinformation and disaster, we cannot hot take, life hack, or meme our way to a better future. But how should we respond instead? In How to Think like a Philosopher, Julian Baggini turns to the study of reason itself for practical solutions to this question, inspired by our most eminent philosophers, past and present.

Baggini offers twelve key principles for a more humane, balanced, and rational approach to thinking: pay attention; question everything (including your questions); watch your steps; follow the facts; watch your language; be eclectic; be a psychologist; know what matters; lose your ego; think for yourself, not by yourself; only connect; and don't give up. Each chapter is chockful of real-world examples showing these principles at work--from the discovery of penicillin to the fight for trans rights--and how they lead to more thoughtful conclusions. More than a book of tips and tricks (or ways to be insufferably clever at parties), How to Think like a Philosopher is an invitation to develop the habits of good reasoning that our world desperately needs.

Author: Julian Baggini
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 05/08/2023
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
ISBN: 9780226826646

About the Author
Julian Baggini is the author of many books, including The Pig That Wants to Be Eaten: 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher, The Great Guide: What David Hume Can Teach Us about Being Human and Living Well, and Freedom Regained: The Possibility of Free Will, the latter also published by the University of Chicago Press. He is the founding editor of Philosopher's Magazine and a frequent contributor to the Guardian, BBC News Online, the Observer, and the New Humanist, among others.

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