Dr Julian Baggini
Writer, philosopher, and patron of Humanists UK
'...in the everyday world we can and must distinguish truth and falsity, right and wrong, even if on close examination these terms do not mean what we thought they did. Science may not be God-like in its objectivity, but it is not just another myth. Moral values must be questioned, but if discrimination against women, homosexuals or ethnic minorities is wrong here, then it is wrong anywhere else in the world...'
Julian Baggini is the author of several books, including Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, The Ego Trick, How the World Thinks, Atheism: A Very Short Introduction, and The Godless Gospel. He has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, the Financial Times, Prospect and the New Statesman, as well as for think tanks, The Institute of Public Policy Research and Demos. He was appointed Academic Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy in 2019 and was the co-founder of The Philosophers’ Magazine. He has been a member of the Food Ethics Council since 2016.