What's on Festival Programme Julian Baggini – How the World Thinks One of the great, unexplained wonders of human history is that written philosophy first flowered entirely separately in different parts of the globe at more or less the same time – from the Upanishads in India, to Confucius in China, and Thales of Miletus in Greece to Buddha in Nepal. These early philosophies have had a profound impact on the development of distinctive cultures around the world. Celebrated philosopher Julian Baggini travels the globe to provide a hugely wide-ranging map of human thought. He’ll explain how distinct branches of philosophy flowered simultaneously in China, India and Ancient Greece; how contemporary cultural attitudes have developed and asks why global systems of governments and justice differ so widely on one small planet. Chaired by Darren Harper Book now Booking for this event has now closed.