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, December 08, 2012
Massimo's Weekend Picks!
* When feminists go too far.
* Go ahead, drink that cup of java. And one more. And one more again.
* The perils of learning history at the movies.
* A sober look at the decline of the United States of America.
* The pseudoscience of the stages of grief.
* The problem with bad reporting on neuroscience.
* The disposable academic: why you should think thrice before embarking in a PhD program.
* Ethics and error theory, Russell Blackford's take.
* Republicans have an epistemic problem (among others).
* Exhorting people to just say no invites them to say yes.
* Rethinking just war theory, part 1 and part 2.
* The relationship between democracy and ignorance.
* What is philosophy for? A hypothesis.