Massimo Pigliucci

Massimo Pigliucci

Prof. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He currently is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of science, the relationship between science and philosophy, the nature of pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism.

Prof. Pigliucci 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 pseudo-scientific attack."

In the area of public outreach, Prof. Pigliucci has published in national and international outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, among others. He is a Fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and a Contributing Editor to Skeptical Inquirer. He writes a blog on practical philosophy at

At last count, Prof. Pigliucci has published 162 technical papers in science and philosophy. He is also the author or editor of 12 books, including the best selling How to Be A Stoic: Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life (Basic Books). Other titles include Nonsense on Stilts: How to Tell Science from Bunk (University of Chicago Press), and The Philosophy of Pseudoscience (co-edited with M. Boudry, University of Chicago Press).

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    • How to Be a Stoic

    • Using Ancient Philosophy to Live a Modern Life
    • By: Massimo Pigliucci
    • Narrated by: Peter Coleman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
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    Whenever we worry about what to eat, how to love, or simply how to be happy, we are worrying about how to lead a good life....

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    • A great start to the way

    • By J. Gudger on 08-07-17

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    • Nonsense on Stilts

    • How to Tell Science from Bunk
    • By: Massimo Pigliucci
    • Narrated by: Jay Russell
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
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    Recent polls suggest that fewer than 40 per cent of Americans believe in Darwin's theory of evolution, despite it being one of science's best-established findings....

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    • By Christopher on 06-23-11

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