Massimo Pigliucci


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Massimo Pigliucci is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His scholarly interests are in the philosophy of science and the nature of pseudoscience. He studies and practices modern Stoicism.

Pigliucci is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He has written for Skeptical Inquirer, Philosophy Now, and The Philosophers' Magazine, among others. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and other major outlets.

He publishes essays on Stoicism and other practical philosophies at patreon.com/MassimoPigliucci and produces the almost daily Stoic Meditations podcast at https://anchor.fm/stoicmeditations
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Suggested weekend readings, #70

Here it is, a rundown of interesting articles I’ve come across recently, to consider for your weekend readings: Virtual reality as a catalyst for thought. (Philosophy Now) Seventy teams of scientists analyzed the same brain data, and it went badly. What the latest fMRI “crisis” means for the rest of science. (Medium) The Epictetus Club: … Continue reading Suggested weekend readings, #70 Read more of this blog post »
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“If a theory purports to explain everything, then it is likely not explaining much at all.”
Massimo Pigliucci

“[T]he nature of science is not that of a steady, linear progression toward the Truth, but rather a tortuous road, often characterized by dead ends and U-turns, and yet ultimately inching toward a better, if tentative, understanding of the natural world.”
Massimo Pigliucci, Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk

“One of the first lessons from Stoicism, then, is to focus our attention and efforts where we have the most power and then let the universe run as it will. This will save us both a lot of energy and a lot of worry. Another”
Massimo Pigliucci, How to Be a Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life

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