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.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
Massimo's New Year's Picks!
* Building a theory of assholism...
* Nate Silver is apparently dangerously wrong on at least a couple of things.
* If Marx had used emoticons.
* The art of living well requires constant practice.
* Apparently, studying economics turns you into a liar.
* Why do so many people so relish the thought of the Apocalypse?
* Has science replaced philosophy? Nah.
* Are there two Higgs bosons?
* The folly of scientism, as described by a scientist.
* On reading weird books in public.
* Begging to differ: when disagreement is reasonable.
* Michael Shermer defends himself from accusations of anti-feminism.
* Is there a (good) moral case for free markets?
* The disreputable state of (much) contemporary art.