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 04, 2012
* US voters not as partisan as their parties.
* The ethics of brain boosting.
* Philosophy & Theory in Biology: what is the twofold cost of sex?
* On the use of philosophy.
* A good argument in defense of teachers' unions.
* (More) reasons not to trust your banker.
* The important thing about dishonesty is that we should try to be honest about it.
* Scientists boycotting Elsevier.
* The hypocrisy of the American Supreme Court, politicians and the media, all in one clip.
* Is there a god gap for atheism?
* Religion for atheists? de Botton says so.
* How the Government intimidates journalists and bloggers.
* Frank Cioffi, critic of Freud.