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, January 10, 2014
* The complexities of the relationship between immigration and cultural identity (of both the immigrants and the "natives").
* Ross Douthat criticizes Jerry Coyne's metaphysics, and rightly so, unfortunately.
* The rich think they are superior. How convenient.
* Alex Rosenberg on the humanities (but not philosophy) shooting themselves in the foot.
* From Obamacare to truly social-democratic medicine?
* Has the (massive) online education "revolution" already at a stand still?
* Some much needed reassessment of TED.
* Can you be too intelligent for your own good? Apparently, yes.
* What it's really like to work on the drones program.
* New study exposes acupuncture as pseudoscience. Again.
* Kant and the morality of sexbots.