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Massimo Pigliucci


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in Monrovia, Liberia
January 16, 1964

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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 reading: How To Write History While It’s Happening, Lessons From Tacitus

[Part of an occasional series of articles I come across and that strike me as being of general interest. Suggestions welcome, using the Contact form on this site.] by Richard Cohen He has been called Rome’s greatest historian, the most acute analyst of the autocratic rule of its emperors. His actual last name means “silent,” yet Publius … Continue reading Suggested reading: How To Write History Wh 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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