Freedom Regained

Julian Baggini

Published: 3 March 2016
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 256 pages
ISBN: 9781847087188

About the author

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Julian Baggini is the founder of The Philosophers' Magazine. His books include Do You Think What You Think You Think? (with Jeremy Stangroom), What's It All About?: Philosophy and the Meaning of Life, the best-selling The Pig That Wants To Be Eaten, The Ego Trick and The Virtues of the Table, all published by Granta Books. He has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, as well as for the think tanks The Institute of Public Policy Research, Demos and Counterpoint. He has also appeared as a character in two Alexander McCall-Smith novels. His latest book, Freedom Regained, was published by Granta Books in 2015. His website is: More about the author


‘[An] excellent book’ Terry Eagleton ‘Book of the Week’



Freedom Regained is both balanced and convincing, and has many other virtues besides. [It] is a wide-ranging, wise and stimulating survey... [and a] stimulating book for those wishing to peel back some of the many layers of what it means to be free’ Stephen Cave

‘Baggini is that happy thing - a philosopher who recognises that readers go glassy-eyed if presented with high-octane philosophical discourse. And yet [it] is in all our interests to consider crucial aspects of what it means to be human... [An] excellent book’ Salley Vickers

‘Rarely has the idea of freedom been so popular in practice and so disdained in theory... In this excellent book [Baggini] asks, why should free choices be exclusively conscious ones?’ Terry Eagleton

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