About Rationally Speaking
Rationally Speaking is a blog maintained by Prof. Massimo Pigliucci, a philosopher at the City University of New York. The blog reflects the Enlightenment figure Marquis de Condorcet's idea of what a public intellectual (yes, we know, that's such a bad word) ought to be: someone who devotes himself to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered and protected them." You're welcome. Please notice that the contents of this blog can be reprinted under the standard Creative Commons license.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
* The admirably lucid Scott Siskind on why consequentialism is correct.
* Will Crouch of Practical Ethics on “moral uncertainty;” i.e., how to act when you’re not quite sure you’ve got the right ethical theory. This was also discussed by Toby Ord on Luke Muehlhauser’s podcast.
* A delightful sequence of videos on the Fibonacci series in nature, by Vihart on YouTube (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3).
* Hal Finney of LessWrong, on his ALS diagnosis.
* Brian Earp, also of Practical Ethics, on the red herring of “choice” in debates about homosexuality.