JULIAN BAGGINI (www.julianbaggini.com) is Founding Editor of The Philosophers' Magazine. His books include Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, What's It All About? - Philosophy and the Meaning of Life, the bestselling The Pig That Wants to be Eaten, and Do They Think You're Stupid?, all published by Granta Books.
'Baggini is exceptional within this popular genre for his clarity of mind' - Guardian Baggini mashes up philosophy with psychology, Buddhism, neuroscience ... considers the role of memory, demolishes a theologian's (bad) arguments for the soul, and suggests that multiple personalities are like different users of a computer system ... We end with some entertaining reflections on medical immortality, free will, and the extended-mind thesis, which holds that your iPhone is part of you - Guardian Baggini's study of how identity is defined is lucid and backed by a wealth of anecdote - Metro Baggini works on a broad canvas, citing Hume and Locke alongside the reflections of sex-change patients and victims of dementia. While leaving the ego in pieces, he gives your mind a thorough workout - Intelligent Life