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.
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
* Talk to your kids about it: One in five teenagers will experiment with philosophy.
* Why do women engage in ring wars? What could women stand to gain by advertising their wealth through conspicuous consumption? Jamie Cloud writes about “The Curious Case of Women’s Conspicuous Consumption.”
* For Dr. Harold R. Wilde, being a college president was the best job he could ever imagine.
* I think Gad Saad is correct when it comes to religion and public life. He argues that “Criticism of ALL Religions Is a Fundamental Right.”
* Michael Shermer writes about immortality and the Mortality Paradox in a short post called “Climbing Mount Immortality.”