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An improvement on The Pig who wanted to be eaten. In this book he tries to come to meaningful conclusions. The subject and points are mostly interesting and well presented. Some of his logic seems a bit flawed to me but it is still a good effort. Towards the end It falls into the usual philosophy trap arguing the toss over definitions and meanings of words which I find tedious. Could have done with a good editor as it is a bit repetitive at times. Essentially he is saying it depends how you define freedom. Overall comprehensive, interesting and worth listening to.
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Baggini does a fantastic job of dismantling the black-and-white dilemma of freedom versus determinism, and makes a strong case for thinking about the problem in terms of degrees (as a problem of 'vagueness', as it's called in traditional analytical circles). The more I study philosophy, the apparent it is to me that all philosophical problems are problems of vagueness: freedom, beauty, truth, goodness, happiness, and knowledge all involve layers of complex vagueness. One might argue that it is precisely the job of the philosopher to suss out the objects of clarity from this fog. I am inclined to be sympathetic to such an argument. But Baggini says that some things like freedom are inherently gray, and attempting to impose a black-and-white regime on the idea is a mistake. He doesn't reference this explicitly, but I am reminded of a famous Christian prayer that sums the final chapter of this book nicely: Lord, give me the courage to change the things I can, the patience to suffer the things I cannot, and the wisdom to know the difference...