Profile

Cover photo
Massimo Pigliucci
Works at City University of New York
Attended University of Connecticut
4,053 followers|20,028,840 views
AboutPostsYouTube

Stream

Massimo Pigliucci

Shared publicly  - 
 
A defense of biological Platonism (response coming soon...). https://aeon.co/essays/without-a-library-of-platonic-forms-evolution-couldn-t-work
It seemed Darwin had banished biological essences – yet evolution would fail without nature’s library of Platonic forms
2
Add a comment...

Massimo Pigliucci

Shared publicly  - 
 
Is Stoic virtue as off putting as it sounds? No, Julia Annas will explain at STOICON '16. Register here! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/stoicon-2016-tickets-25027211062?aff=HtBaS
STOICON is an annual meeting of people interested in exploring Stoicism as a philosophy of life. In 2015, the conference — aimed at a general public, not just academics — was held at Queen Mary University and was organized by Jules Evans. It is part of a series of public activities related to Stoicism, centered around the Stoicism Today and Stoic Week initiatives. The 2016 edition of STOICON is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy of the Cit...
2
Add a comment...

Massimo Pigliucci

Shared publicly  - 
 
Want to become an insult pacifist? Come to STOICON '16 and listen to Bill Irvine: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stoicon-2016-tickets-25027211062?aff=HtBaS
STOICON is an annual meeting of people interested in exploring Stoicism as a philosophy of life. In 2015, the conference — aimed at a general public, not just academics — was held at Queen Mary University and was organized by Jules Evans. It is part of a series of public activities related to Stoicism, centered around the Stoicism Today and Stoic Week initiatives. The 2016 edition of STOICON is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy of the Cit...
1
Add a comment...

Massimo Pigliucci

Shared publicly  - 
 
Long but very good summary of the current status of the neuroscience of "free will" (i.e., human decision making): http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00262/full
3
1
Add a comment...

Massimo Pigliucci

Shared publicly  - 
 
The complex economics, and morals, of pornography, especially in the age of the internet: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/09/26/making-sense-of-modern-pornography
While the Internet has made porn ubiquitous, it has also thrown the industry into severe decline.
2
2
Add a comment...

Massimo Pigliucci

Shared publicly  - 
Alexius Meinong was an Austrian psychologist and systematic philosopher working on a sophisticated analysis of the content of thought.
1
Add a comment...

Massimo Pigliucci

Shared publicly  - 
 
Trevor Noah: New Yorkers are not scared by terrorism, they are inconvenienced. http://www.cc.com/video-clips/tar989/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-new-yorkers-react-to-the-manhattan-bombing
New York City residents refuse to panic in the face of a terrorist attack in Manhattan.
1
Add a comment...

Massimo Pigliucci

Shared publicly  - 
 
Want to know how to cope with the outcome of the US Presidential elections? Come to STOICON and listen to Tim LeBon: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stoicon-2016-tickets-25027211062?aff=HtBaS
STOICON is an annual meeting of people interested in exploring Stoicism as a philosophy of life. In 2015, the conference — aimed at a general public, not just academics — was held at Queen Mary University and was organized by Jules Evans. It is part of a series of public activities related to Stoicism, centered around the Stoicism Today and Stoic Week initiatives. The 2016 edition of STOICON is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy of the Cit...
1
Add a comment...

Massimo Pigliucci

Shared publicly  - 
 
e-life is distracting, but rarely as pathologically as described in this article (which, of course, I read online): http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/09/andrew-sullivan-technology-almost-killed-me.html
An endless bombardment of news and gossip and images has rendered us manic information addicts. It broke me. It might break you, too.
1
Maximilian S.'s profile photoMassimo Pigliucci's profile photoSteve Smith's profile photo
5 comments
 
And, I don't think Sully's all wrong, either. And, in some cases, I think the word "addiction" is appropriate.
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
Rationally Speaking: the podcast, the blog
Introduction
Philosopher, evolutionary biologist, blogger. What else needs to be said? Okay, a lot, but for now it will do.
Bragging rights
Survived (even thrived!) nine years in Knoxville, TN
Education
  • University of Connecticut
    Evolutionary Biology, 1990 - 1994
  • University of Tennessee
    Philosophy, 2001 - 2003
Links
Other profiles
Contributor to
Work
Occupation
Professor of Philosophy
Employment
  • City University of New York
    Professor, present
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Looking for
Networking