Prof. Massimo Pigliucci is a type of very uncommon individuals who handle to mix the pursuit of deep science and the dwelling ethos of sensible philosophy. Massimo has Ph.D. levels in Genetics, Evolutionary Biology, and Philosophy. He’s additionally the creator of a whole bunch of technical papers in each science and philosophy in addition to a variety of books together with most not too long ago, The Quest for Character: What the Story of Socrates and Alcibiades Teaches Us About Our Seek for Good Leaders.
Throughout this 1-hour dialog with Massimo Pigliucci, we cowl quite a lot of attention-grabbing subjects akin to Mas Maiorum – i.e. “the way in which of the ancestors” and whether or not it’s a type of an organizing story; the necessity for a brand new international story and whether or not advantage and character will help clear up issues akin to Local weather Change; the impression of role-models akin to Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.; whether or not we will educate advantage [or anything] by demonstrating the “how” or the “what” [or both]; transhumanism and AI as technocrat options to engineering out humanity’s flaws.
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Who’s Massimo Pigliucci?
Prof. Massimo Pigliucci has a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology from the College of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the College of Tennessee. He presently is the Ok.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy on the Metropolis Faculty of New York. His analysis pursuits embody the philosophy of science, the character of pseudoscience, and sensible philosophies like Stoicism and New Skepticism.
Prof. Pigliucci has been elected fellow of the American Affiliation for the Development of Science “for basic research of genotype by environmental interactions and for public protection of evolutionary biology from pseudo-scientific assault.”
Within the space of public outreach, Prof. Pigliucci has printed in nationwide and worldwide shops such because the New York Instances, Washington Publish, and the Wall Road Journal, amongst others. He’s a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a Contributing Editor to Skeptical Inquirer. He writes on sensible and common philosophy at Medium.
Eventually rely, Prof. Pigliucci has printed 178 technical papers in science and philosophy. He’s additionally the creator or editor of 16 books, together with the best-selling Find out how to Be A Stoic: Utilizing Historical Philosophy to Dwell a Fashionable Life (Fundamental Books). Different titles embody Nonsense on Stilts: Find out how to Inform Science from Bunk (College of Chicago Press), and the latest The Quest for Character: What the Story of Socrates and Alcibiades Teaches Us about Our Seek for Good Leaders (Fundamental Books).