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Massimo Pigliucci
Professor of Philosophy at City College. Philosophy of science & pseudoscience, Stoicism as a philosophy of life.
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Existential Comics 10h
There are a few things we can never truly know: 1. Why we are here. 2. What happens when we die. 3. How the universe was created. 4. Why some 20 year old dudes think growing just a mustache is a good idea.
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Existential Comics 15h
The convenience store by my house is pretty small, so they have extremely limited shelf space, but they still have like 65 kinds of beef jerky. This is American culture.
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Massimo Pigliucci 16h
Replying to @PhilosophyMttrs
they didn't do enough of a good job
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Existential Comics 17h
"You are being too emotional, just look at things rationally." – someone who thinks their emotional desires are more important than yours.
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Dr Skye Cleary 17h
Tomorrow in NYC: A Celebration of Simone de Beauvoir with & me
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Five Books 19h
“The psychological effect of these exercises in self-deprivation is that when you come out of them you enjoy what you have much more” and discuss Stoicism:
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Massimo Pigliucci 19h
looks like David Brooks doesn't actually know what neuroscience is.
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Skeptical Inquirer 23h
In India, Hindu pride boosts pseudoscience IN SECTION: IN DEPTH | SCIENCE AND RELIGION Claims of great technological achievements in ancient times trigger ridicule and concern
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Philosophy Now 23h
In 'The Decline & Rebirth of Philosophy', Daniel Kaufman sees philosophy ailing as a guide for Western culture, and considers how it might be revived: Illustration by
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Massimo Pigliucci 23h
Seneca gives this most sensical of advices: read books by others, especially if they disagree with you. Turns out, it's a good way to improve our judgments of things, a major goal of Stoic training.
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David Webb Feb 18
Great article outlining a modern Stoic guide to anger management by
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Aeon Feb 18
‘As a professor who regularly teaches East Asian philosophies, I die a little inside every time we experience a cultural phenomenon with a veneer of “wisdom from the East” on it.’ On the cultural fascination sparked by Tidying Up with Marie Kondo
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Dr Skye Cleary Feb 19
Uber’s a fantasy of convenience that comes largely at the expense of drivers and other consumers
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Massimo Pigliucci Feb 18
Replying to @NekroZombie
Obama was most certainly different from Bush. That said, he was a centrist, definitely not a liberal. And there is no such thing as "the" media.
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Massimo Pigliucci Feb 18
Replying to @NekroZombie
Means nothing. Or are you confusing courtesy for political endorsement?
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Massimo Pigliucci Feb 18
Replying to @NekroZombie
They are midstream, not liberal. And that's called fair and balanced.
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Massimo Pigliucci Feb 18
Replying to @NekroZombie
You keep talking about liberal media. As if that was a real thing. Was she on Amy Goodman? Didn't think so.
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Massimo Pigliucci Feb 18
Replying to @Godnose @TRej2011
Why?
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Massimo Pigliucci Feb 18
Replying to @SundayStoic
Come join us!
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Massimo Pigliucci Feb 18
Replying to @NekroZombie
Yeah, so?
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