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Published: 15 January 2004

312 Pages | 10 halftones

ISBN: 9780192805065

Bookseller Code (06)

Making Sense

Philosophy behind the Headlines

Julian Baggini

  • Interweaves philosophy and current affairs to create a compelling narrative that challenges how we make sense both of the world around us and of our own beliefs.
  • Discussions of the most talked-about issues in the news media, from GM foods and political scandals to September 11th and its aftermath
  • Demonstrates how the use of philosophy can make sense of news stories in the past and how we might see the headlines of tomorrow
  • Shows how thinking philosophically about the news can increase our understanding of our own beliefs and values
  • An author with considerable experience of presenting philosophy to a general readership, as founder-editor of The Philosophers' Magazine
  • Featuring a new afterword which discusses the 2003 Iraq War