All cultures are different, and have different ways of thinking. In How the World Thinks, Julian Baggini travels the globe to provide a hugely wide-ranging map of human thought. In this illuminating lecture, Baggini asks: why do European systems of governments and justice differ so widely from the East? Why can Islam not easily incorporate secular knowledge?
By gaining greater knowledge of how others think, we can become less certain of the knowledge we think we have, the first step to greater understanding.
Julian Baggini is a philosopher and author of Freedom Regained, The Ego Trick and The Pig that Wants to be Eaten. He is the founder of The Philosophers’ Magazine and the website Microphilosophy.net, a record of small thoughts about big things and big thoughts about small things. He has written for numerous newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, the Financial Times, Prospect and the New Statesman, as well as for the think tanks The Institute of Public Policy Research and Demos.