A philosopher-in-residence for the White Cliffs of Dover
The White Cliffs of Dover now have a philosopher-in-residence, reports the BBC. Author and pop culture philosopher Julian Baggini is writing and blogging about the cliffs and dwelling on how big they are, how white they are and how important they are to the British. I guess he might also be thinking about what they mean to the folks on the other side of the English Channel. I would.
Is Julian camping out on top of the cliffs? It could be a bit breezy. The BBC article references Dame Vera Lynn, Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s King Lear and Charles II in connection with the cliffs.
This is all down to the National Trust, which owns a five-mile stretch of the Kent coastline and wants to acquire more of these famous cliffs.
Baggini’s books include Welcome to Everytown: A Journey into the English Mind, Making Sense: Philosophy Behind the Headlines and What Philosophers Think.