Julian Baggini Keynote Speaker
- Co-founder of "The Philosophers' Magazine"
- Academic Director of "Royal Institute of Philosophy"
- Esteemed author with more than 20 published books
Julian Baggini's Biography
Julian Baggini is a journalist, author and philosopher with more than two decades of experience in the industry. He is a leading philosopher and keynote speaker on topics relating to human thought, individual and corporate ethics and unexplained wonders of human history.
Julian co-founded the independent journal The Philosophers’ Magazine in 1997 as a quarterly platform to present philosophy in an accessible and entertaining way. He is also founder of Humanist Philosophers’ Group, a former subsidiary of the British Humanists Association and a patron of Humanists UK.
Julian has been an Academic Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy since 2019. A non-profit organisation with several branch offices in the UK providing philosophical lectures and conferences without committing to any specific philosophical school, ideology or method. In 2012, the National Trust nominated him as the philosopher-in-residence to reflect on the White Cliffs of Dover and their meaning to national identity. Before that appointment, he was philosopher-in-residence at Wellington College from 2009.
Julian is an esteemed authored with numerous literary works, including the highly popular The Pig That Wants to be Eaten (2005), How The World Thinks (2018), The Great Guide (2021), Atheism (2003) and The Ego Trick (2011) among his collection of over 21 published books. His most recent book is How to Think Like a Philosopher: Essential Principles for Clearer Thinking (2023)
He is a frequent contributor to publications including Financial Times, The Guardian and Prospect magazine, and he is a book reviewer and columnist for The Wall Street Journal. His literary works have also appeared in the New York Times, Literary Review, The Week and New Humanist magazine.
The Department of Philosophy at The University of Kent has declared him an Honorary Graduate and awarded him an Honorary Research Fellowship. In 1996, The University College London awarded him a PhD for his thesis on personal identity philosophy, which complements his Degree in Philosophy from Reading University in 1990.
Julian is an inducted member of the Society of Authors, a UK trade union for professional writers, literary translators and illustrators and has made appearances in The Sunday Philosophy Club Series novels by Alexander McCall Smith.
As an accomplished speaker, Julian has delivered numerous keynote speeches at various industry conferences and events, including TED, Oxford University and The Institute for Art and Ideas. He is a respected pioneer in philosophy, national identity and philosophical perspective.