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.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Massimo's weekend picks!
* Very good reasons why atheists should not call religious people "mentally ill."
* A philosophical-quantitative approach to decide what to do with your life.
* Whole Foods: America's temple of pseudoscience? (Full disclosure: I shop there...)
* The inanity of "stand your ground" laws, and why you can't invoke John Locke to defend them!
* At least some invertebrates feel pain (though others very likely don't).
* Why is academic writing so, ahem, academic?
* Philosophy should hit the road, just like in ancient Greek times.
* Texting while walking bad for your health, and not (only) for the obvious reasons.