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IEET > Contributors > Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci has a Doctorate in Genetics from the University of Ferrara (Italy), a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee.  He has done post-doctoral research in evolutionary ecology at Brown University and is currently Chair of the Philosophy Department at Lehman College and Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, in particular the structure and foundations of evolutionary theory, the relationship between science and philosophy, the relationship between science and religion, and the nature of pseudoscience.

Prof. Pigliucci is the Editor-in-Chief of the open access journal Philosophy & Theory in Biology. 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 area of public outreach, 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 a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. Pigliucci pens the Rationally Speaking blog, hosts the podcast by the same name, and publishes the “5-minute Philosopher” videos on YouTube.

At last count, Prof. Pigliucci has published 119 technical papers in science and philosophy. He is also the author or editor of 10 technical and public outreach books, including Denying Evolution: Creationism, Scientism and the Nature of Science (Sinauer), Making Sense of Evolution: Toward a Coherent Picture of Evolutionary Theory (with Jonathan Kaplan, University of Chicago Press), and Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk (University of Chicago Press). His latest book is Answers to Aristotle: How Science and Philosophy Can Lead Us to a More Meaningful Life (BasicBooks).

More information can be found at platofootnote.org and rationallyspeaking.org



Articles


"Reflections on the skeptic and atheist movements"   Scientia Salon  May 13, 2015

"From the Archives (2009): David Chalmers and the Singularity that will probably not come"   Ethical Technology  May 21, 2014

"SpaceX, a somewhat critical look"   Rationally Speaking  Apr 10, 2014

"On parapsychology"   Rationally Speaking  Apr 2, 2014

"On Coyne, Harris, and PZ (with thanks to Dennett)"   Rationally Speaking  Feb 5, 2014


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Can SETI Find Another Technological Civilization?   2014-03-21

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why He Doesn’t Call Himself an Atheist   2014-03-10

“SMBC” Webcomic   2014-02-25

Psychiatric Diagnoses: Science or Pseudoscience?   2013-12-10

On Being a Utilitarian in the Real World   2013-11-26

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