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.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
* Toward a more nuanced understanding of feminism within the atheist community?
* Where do get your fact checking done.
* The philosophy of political cynicism.
* How much do our accomplishments (and failures) really depend on other people?
* Myths about myths.
* Introducing the Crackpot Caucus, which dominates the Whackosphere.
* How long do most people really want to live? The answer may be surprising to most.
* Socrates makes a serious suggestion: let's cancel the upcoming election.
* Ten myths about space travel that make for better science fiction.
* Which type of philosopher are you?
* The philosophical roots of science fiction.
* Sometimes good enough is good enough.
* The difference between technology and teaching (in college).
* The Republican Veil of Opulence.
* Why philosophy is helpful.