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 07, 2014
Massimo's suggested readings for the weekend
* Are we close to an awful Gattaca-type scenario for the future of humanity?
* How to pick among experts who disagree.
* CBT beats the crap out of psychoanalysis, at least in the case of bulimia.
* In defense of... me! By a theist!! (Oh boy, the New Atheists are really gonna be pissed off now.)
* Julian Baggini on the philosophy of food.
* The age of infopolitics and our digital selfs.
* The Pope should rethink the Catholic Church's stand on abortion, says Catholic philosopher.
* Kiss me, I'm an atheist. The type of PR the atheist movement really needs.
* Happiness and its discontents, a critique of our obsession with it.
* Fifty States of Fear: why Americans are being encouraged to being afraid of the wrong things.