Sep 10, 2020
In this special rebroadcast episode, we go back into the archives for a conversation on the philosophy of Stoicism, and on focusing on what you can control - something of central importance in these trying times of COVID-19.
Massimo Pigliucci is a Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York. His research is concerned with philosophy of science, the relationship between science and philosophy, and the nature of pseudoscience.
He received a Doctorate in Genetics from the University of Ferrara in Italy, a PhD in Botany from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He has published over a hundred technical papers and several books.
Prof. Pigliucci has been awarded the prestigious Dobzhansky Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution. He has been elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science "for fundamental studies of genotype by environmental interactions and for public defense of evolutionary biology from pseudoscientific attack."
In the areas of outreach and critical thinking, Prof. Pigliucci has published in national magazines such as Skeptic, Skeptical Inquirer, Philosophy Now, and The Philosopher's Magazine, among others. He has also been elected as a Consultant for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.
Pigliucci penned the wildly successful "Rationally Speaking" blog and podcast (rationallyspeaking.org) and maintains a blog - the namesake of his latest book - called How to be a Stoic.
Towards the end of the show we started chatting about genetically modified and AI augmented humanity which will form the basis of another chat with Massimo in the future, but for now, please enjoy my conversation on Stoicism and how it can help you in your personal and professional life with the one, the only...Massimo Pigliucci.
Get Massimo's books:
How To Be A Stoic: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living - https://amzn.to/2MvYuC4
Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk - https://amzn.to/2x9zkV1
Philosophy of Pseudoscience: Reconsidering the Demarcation Problem - https://amzn.to/2paA4oh
Science Unlimited?: The Challenges of Scientism - https://amzn.to/2pbCGTa
The Nature of Philosophy: How Philosophy Makes Progress and Why It Matters - https://amzn.to/2xccdJy
Evolution, the Extended Synthesis (The MIT Press) - https://amzn.to/2pcD0Rs
Tales of the Rational: Skeptical Essays About Nature and Science - https://amzn.to/2pcDze2
Answers for Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to A More Meaningful Life - https://amzn.to/2phtOeN
Phenotypic Integration: Studying the Ecology and Evolution of Complex Phenotypes - https://amzn.to/2xe2vGm
Making Sense of Evolution: The Conceptual Foundations of Evolutionary Biology - https://amzn.to/2MCofka
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